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Scarfies (Crime 101) (2000)

Scarfies (Crime 101) (2000)

Scarfies (Crime 101)





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In Scarfies, a group of college students think they've stumbled into some fast money only to discover there are some dangerous strings attached. Reliable Scott (Neill Rea), practical Emma (Willa O'Neill), naive Graham (Charlie Bleakley), charming but sneaky Alex (Taika Cohen) and Alex's embittered ex-girlfriend Nicole (Ashleigh Seagar) are all students at New Zealand's Otago University; Otago students are nicknamed "Scarfies" for the scarves that were once part of the student uniform. The five are looking for a cheap place to live and seem to have found one when they discover a large, abandoned house suitable for squatting, complete with electricity. But the real bounty is in the basement, which is hiding a large, lush garden of marijuana. The five quickly harvest the herb and sell it for a quick $50,000 (far less than it was actually worth), but they've soon managed to spend their new found wealth just in time for the man who planted the pot to arrive, ready to kill whoever made off with his cash crop. The five trap the intruder in the basement, but when it becomes obvious they need to formulate a long term solution, the tensions start to get the better of them. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Sarkies, Duncan Sarkies
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2003


Neill Rea
as Scott
Jon Brazier
as Intruder
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Critic Reviews for Scarfies (Crime 101)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Top Critic

Mildly amusing in spots.

Full Review… | January 15, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Has more highs than lows and earns some bravery points for having the stones to go 'ugly' once in a while.

Full Review… | September 11, 2003

Audience Reviews for Scarfies (Crime 101)

Scarfies is a typical New Zealand comedy, filled with bad acting, sex, weed and swearing. I don't even know who thought it was a good idea to ruin the reputation of New Zealand with this film, the plot is ridiculously stupid and antisocial. The only redemption of the film is the nice filming and editing techniques.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer


Crime 101 is an independent film from New Zealand made on the cheap and even cutting cost Crime 101 is able to deliver suspense and tension by the bundle. Though the acting is a bit amateurish it in no way takes away from the tight writing and intense direction by Robert Sarkies. Crime 101 is one of those films that no one has ever heard of but can be a great hit when shown to the right audience.


a unique film. part morality play, part dark humor, part romance.

if you dug that narrative arc of Breaking Bad where they debate whether to kill the guy in their basement, you'll dig this too.

and for you cool indie rock kids....the clean make an appearance in the film at a club playing their song ,"Tally Ho!".

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