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The Boys (1998)

The Boys (1998)

The Boys





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This Australian drama, following events during the 24 hours prior to a horrible (but unseen) crime, is adapted from the award-winning 1991 Gordon Graham play, which was inspired by the real-life rape-murder of a nurse in Sydney, Australia. After serving time for an assault on a liquor-store owner, troubled Brett Sprague (David Wenham, repeating the role he created onstage) is released from prison and returns home to his brothers, mother, and girlfriend. As Brett begins to drink his way through the day, his anger and suspicions turn into a psychopathic rage. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.more
Rating: R (For violence, language, and some drug use.)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Sewell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 25, 2000
Arena Films


Toni Collette
as Michelle
David Wenham
as Brett Sprague
Lynette Curran
as Sandra Sprague
John Polson
as Glenn Sprague
Anthony Hayes
as Stevie Sprague
Pete Smith
as George
Peter Hehir
as Graham Newman
Andrew Heys
as Sparrow
Teo Gebert
as Policeman
Anthony Kierann
as Policeman
Stephen Leeder
as Commissioner
Veronica Neave
as Girl at Bus Stop
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Critic Reviews for The Boys

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

A slow-paced film set in the poor working-class suburbs of Sydney...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

July 18, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Boys

It's a difficult and painful film to watch, but it is nonetheless an experience in the waiting.

Robert Fearon

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