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The Boys

Director: Rowan Woods

Writers: Stephen Sewell (screenplay), Gordon Graham (original play)

Cast: David Wenham, Toni Collette, Lynette Curran, John Polson,

Jeanette Cronin, Anthony Hayes

Producers: Robert Connolly,

John Maynard

Executive Producers: 

Douglas Cummins, Marion Pilowsky

Country: Australia

Distribution / International Sales: 

Film Four

Year: 1998


Brett Sprague finds much has changed when he returns home from a year in jail. His brother Glenn has moved in with his girlfriend Jackie, younger brother Stevie now lives in the family home with his pregnant girlfriend, and his mother has begun an affair with a Maori drifter. Dissatisfied with the changes that have taken place, Brett sets out to restore the status quo.

Official Selection:

Berlin International Film Festival 1998


Best Director,

Best Adapted Screenplay

AFI Awards 1998

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