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When a young country footballer, Mat comes to the big smoke to stay with his cousin, all he wants is a quiet night. After a twelve hour odyssey of cops, crazies, harlots and heavies, all he wants is a new cousin.


Martin Wilson


Dave Warner


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Credited cast:
John Batchelor ... Tiny Veneto
Mike Frencham Mike Frencham ... Vito
Marcus Graham ... Alex
Irene Jarzabeck Irene Jarzabeck ... Irene Spirogolou
Toby Malone ... Mat Spirogolou
Michael Muntz Michael Muntz ... John Zagatti
Renee Newman-Storen Renee Newman-Storen ... Jesse
David Ngoombujarra David Ngoombujarra ... Dave
Damien Robertson Damien Robertson ... George Zagatti
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Innocent country footballer MAT plans to spend one uneventful night in the city before his important AFL trial game. The same night his stuff-up cousin GEORGE is embroiled in a drugs delivery for ruthless loan shark TINY. In eight hair-raising hours of twisting fortune on the run from the law and lawless, Mat will become a man and George will become a hero. When the odds are against you, all you can do is roll the dice, roll with the punches and stick with family. Written by Dave Warner

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When the odds are against you, all you can do is roll the dice, roll with the punches and stick with family. See more »







Release Date:

1 March 2004 (Australia) See more »


Box Office


AUD750,000 (estimated)
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Soul Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Director Martin Wilson and producer Angie Smith, had to beat over 65 other appliciants, Australia wide, to win the funding. See more »

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Toby Malone's on a Roll!
8 February 2005 | by GHCoolSee all my reviews

ROLL is a wonderful little film. Toby Malone plays an 18 year old kid (very well acted, by the way) who is into soccer. Malone's cousin takes him out the night before his big game on an adventure with many twists and turns involving two gym bags, a drug lord, some tough bikers, some cops, and some prostitutes ... and the movie keeps us guessing as to which characters are on which side of the law, what the contents of either gym bag is, and even what gender a key biker is. Parts of it reminded me of LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING Barrels.

For me, ROLL reinforced three opinions that I already held before seeing ROLL. Those opinions are: 1. I really want to visit Australia one day. The country and cities are beautiful and it looks like such a cool place for a vacation.

2. Some of the best filmmakers in the are Australian. The cinematography in ROLL was especially impressive. I loved the stylized colors and lighting in many of the scenes.

3. Australian women are HOT!

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