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Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Director  Jonathan Teplitzky
Country  Australia
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Release date  2003 (2003)

Gettin' Square is a crime caper movie set on Australia's Gold Coast and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. The protagonists are ex-criminals trying to keep out of trouble.

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Gettin' Square won nominations at several Australian ceremonies including the AFI Awards, Inside Film Awards, Australian Comedy Awards, and Critics Circle Awards. Wenham's performance as Spiteri saw him win the Best Actor category in every major Australian film award through 2003.

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Chris Nyst has also written and directed another feature film, Crooked Business, which was released in 2008.

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Cast

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  • Sam Worthington as Barry 'Wattsy' Wirth, a man recently paroled after serving time for a crime he did not commit.
  • David Wenham as Johnny Francis 'Spit' Spitieri, a small-time criminal and friend of Barry's.
  • Timothy Spall as Darren 'Dabba' Barrington
  • Freya Stafford as Annie Flynn
  • Gary Sweet as Chicka Martin
  • David Roberts as Niall Toole
  • David Field as Arnie DeViers
  • Luke Pegler as Joey Wirth
  • Richard Carter as Craig 'Crusher' Knobes
  • Mitchell Butel as Con Katsakis
  • Plot

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    Barry Wirth (Sam Worthington) is a retired small-time criminal who is released on parole following the death of his mother, so that he can care for his younger brother, Joey (Luke Pegler). Wirth was falsely convicted for murder by corrupt police detective Arnie DeViers (David Field), who is in the employ of criminal kingpin Chicka Martin (Gary Sweet). Shortly after Wirth is released, a corrupt accountant is arrested and his records seized, causing difficulties for Wirth's new employer, Darren "Dabba" Barrington (Timothy Spall), an ex criminal turned restaurateur whose money is seized along with that of Chicka. Wirth's friend Johnny "Spit" Spitieri (David Wenham), a heroin addict and small-time criminal, is arrested while conducting a drug deal and finds himself owing twenty thousand dollars to Chicka. DeViers continues to harass and threaten Wirth, even as the latter finds success as a chef in Dabba's restaurant. Despite his best efforts to remain clean, Wirth finds himself under increasing pressure to return to his criminal ways in order to help both Dabba and Spit.

    Production

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    Andrew Dominik was approached to direct. He decided not to but strongly recommended the script to Jonathan Teplitzky.

    Box office

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    Gettin' Square grossed $2,292,587 at the box office in Australia.

    Home Media

    Gettin' Square was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in September 2011. The DVD is compatible with region 4 and includes special features such as deleted scenes, a Popcorn Taxi Q&A, interviews with Jonathan Teplitzky, Chris Nyst, Timothy Spall, David Wenham, and audio commentary with Jonathan Teplitzky and Chris Nyst.

    Australian Comedy Awards 2003

    Won Outstanding Comic Performance in a Feature Film - David Wenham

    Nominated Outstanding Film Comedy - Squared Productions

    Australian Film Institute 2003

    Won Best Actor in a Leading Role - David Wenham

    Nominated Best Film - Martin Fabinyi, Timothy White, Trish Lake

    Nominated Best Direction - Jonathan Teplitzky

    Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role - Timothy Spall

    Nominated Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Helen Thomson

    Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Mitchell Butel

    Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role - David Field

    Nominated Best Production Design - Nicholas McCallum

    Nominated Best Cinematography - Garry Phillips

    Nominated Best Original Music Score

    Nominated Best Screenplay, Original - Chris Nyst

    Nominated Best Editing - Ken Sallows

    Nominated Best Sound - John Schiefelbein, Antony Gray, Ian McLoughlin

    Nominated Best Costume Design - Jackline Sassine

    Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2003

    Won Best Actor - Male - David Wenham

    Nominated Best Film

    Nominated Best Director - Jonathan Teplitzky

    Nominated Best Screenplay - Original - Chris Nyst

    Nominated Best Cinematography - Garry Phillips

    Nominated Best Editing - Ken Sallows

    Hawaii International Film Festival 2004

    Won Audience Award Best Narrative Feature - Jonathan Teplitzky

    IF Awards 2003

    Won Best Actor - David Wenham

    Won Best Script - Chris Nyst

    Won Best Editing - Ken Sallows

    Won Best Music

    Won Best Sound - John Schiefelbein, Antony Gray, Ian McLoughlin

    Nominated Best Feature Film Nominated Best Direction - Jonathan Teplitzky

    Nominated Best Cinematography - Garry Phillips

    References

    Gettin' Square Wikipedia
    Gettin Square IMDb Gettin Square themoviedb.org


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