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Gettin' Square (2003)

Gettin' Square (2003)

Gettin' Square

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Australian filmmaker Jonathan Teplitzky directs the crime comedy Gettin' Square. Barry Wirth (Sam Worthington) is an ex-con who just wants to stay on the right side of the law. David Wenham plays Johnny "Spit" Spitieri, a zany, lovable drug addict who knew Barry in prison. They both get paroled by officer Annie Flynn (Freya Stafford) and plan to play it straight this time. They get jobs at the Texas Rose, a restaurant owned by Darren Barrington (Timothy Spall), another ex-con trying to go straight. Barry, Spit, and Darren team up against the local gang boss Chicka Martin (Gary Sweet).Things get messed up when Darren's shifty accountant Warren Halliwell (Steven Tandy) finds himself the interest of the Criminal Investigation Commission. Gettin' Square was the opening film at the 2003 Brisbane Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
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Written By: Chris Nyst
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Cast

Sam Worthington
as Barry Wirth
David Wenham
as Johnny Spitieri
Timothy Spall
as Darren Barrington
Freya Stafford
as Annie Flynn
David Field
as Arnie DeViers
Gary Sweet
as Chicka Martin
Luke Pegler
as Joey Wirth
David Roberts
as Niall Toole
Richard Carter
as Craig "Crusher" Knob
Mitchell Butel
as Con Katsakis
Gary Waddell
as Dennis Obst
John Brumpton
as Lenny Morrison
Helen Thompson
as Marion Barrington
Joe Bugner
as Big Mick
Ugly Dave Gray
as Jack Cullan
Steven Tandy
as Warren Halliwell
Jonathan Biggins
as Richard Dent
Gretel Killeen
as Rhonda Halliwell
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Critic Reviews for Gettin' Square

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Variety
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November 6, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | November 6, 2003
Sunday Times (Australia)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Full Review… | August 28, 2004
New Zealand Herald

Full Review… | November 6, 2003
Sydney Morning Herald

Audience Reviews for Gettin' Square

Amusing comedy crime thriller from down under. I never found it real involving though, and at times I had a very difficult time understanding the heavy Aussie accents on some of the actors. Enjoyable with a good story, but not very memorable.

jam233
James Higgins

60/100. Amusing comedy crime thriller from down under. I never found it real involving though, and at times I had a very difficult time understanding the heavy Aussie accents on some of the actors. Enjoyable with a good story, but not very memorable.

jazza923
James Higgins

Determined to stay on the straight and narrow, parolee Barry (Sam Worthington) gets out of jail on Parole to take care of his baby bro, he takes on a job at a restaurant called the Texas Rose. His former jail mate, ?Spit? (David Wenham) gets involved dealing for local gangster Chicka (Gary Sweet).Barry?s employer ?Darren ?Dubba? Barrington (Timothy Spall) who owns the Texas Rose establishment is also a reformed ex-con, and together, the three conspire to bring down the crime boss. This much-nominated Australian
comedy also stars Freya Stafford and Steven Tandy


Australian movie & yes that means Worthy man is in it!! IT starts out w/ his character Barry Wirth (of course it had to be a Barry LMAO! Karma!) in Jail. He was detained for a robbery along with a few others of his group) . Oh Yeah & for the Harry Potter fans. Lmao Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall plays ?Dubba? the owner of the Texas Rose in it. I don?t want to ruin anything but if you read the plot. ?Chicka? isn?t the only one, the guys have to worry about. Det, DeViers (I think that was his name) keeps coming along & harassing ?Watsy? (Sam Worthington?s Barry?s Nickname) The Det.?s roll in the movie however is not mentioned in the plot?Remember I saw it for Worthy so I didn?t really care if it was good or not but if I have to give it a grade I?d say a C

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