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Gettin' square

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It's a crooked road to goin' straight.

"Wattsy" Wirth (Sam Worthington) is fresh out of prison and determined to go straight. But like Johnny "Spit" Spitieri (David Wenham), and reformed gangster Darren "Dabba" Barrington (Timothy Spall) he discovers that getting on the straight and narrow is a lot harder than he thought. On the outside there are old scores and old enemies, as well as a few new ones, like the newly formed Criminal Investigation Commission. With the CIC breathing down their necks and pressure from underworld boss Chicka Martin (Gary Sweet) and corrupt cop, Arnie DeViers (David Field), it will take Wattsy, Spit and Dabba all their street smarts and rat cunning to stay one step ahead and become square-heads...

Persons of interest

  • David Wenham .... Johnny "Spit" Spitieri
  • Sam Worthington .... Wattsy Wirth
  • Gary Sweet .... Chicka Martin
  • Freya Stafford .... Annie Flynn
  • Timothy Spall .... Barrington
  • Jonathan Biggins .... Richard Dent
  • Don Bridges .... Cranky Stan Wallace
  • John Brumpton .... Morrison
  • Joe Bugner .... Big Mick
  • Mitchell Butel .... Con Katsakis
  • Richard Carter .... Crusher
  • David Field .... Deviers
  • Ugly Dave Gray .... Jack Cullan
  • Gretel Killeen .... Rhonda Halliwell
  • Marea Lambert Barker .... Cheryll
  • Luke Pegler .... Joey Wirth
  • David Roberts .... Niall Toole
  • Steven Tandy .... Warren Halliwell
  • Helen Thomson .... Mariom
  • Sue Ellen Underwood .... Melanie
  • Garry Waddell .... Obst
  • Chris Nyst .... Screenwriter
  • Jonathan Teplitzky .... Director

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Theatrical report

Gettin' square is not as good as The hard word but Sam Worthington is almost as cute as Joel Edgerton. Having last been seen in Dirty deeds as an essentially good bloke in search of better living through kitchen implements, there is more than a hint of typecasting. If you've seen Dirty deeds you'll have flashbacks but it's still a fun flick.

And David Wenham has been spending too long at Centrelink.

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level coarse language, low level violence, low level sex scene)

Surveillance time

102 minutes (1:42 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 9 October 2003

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