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Suburban Mayhem (2006)

The neighbors are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her, but everybody's trying.

Director:

Paul Goldman

Writer:

Alice Bell (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Barclay ... Katrina Skinner
Steve Bastoni ... Detective Andretti
Laurence Breuls Laurence Breuls ... Danny
Michael Dorman ... Rusty
Anthony Hayes ... Kenny
Geneviève Lemon Geneviève Lemon ... Auntie Dianne
Robert Morgan ... John Skinner
Susan Prior ... Christine Andretti
Mia Wasikowska ... Lilya
Lawrence Aitchson Lawrence Aitchson ... Welfare Man (as Lawrence Aitchison)
Rod Ansell Rod Ansell ... Angry Neighbour
Christine Armstrong Christine Armstrong ... Defence Lawyer
Philippe Ayoub Philippe Ayoub ... Sergeant Harris (as Phillip Ayoub)
Callan Boys Callan Boys ... Random Guy
Nigel Castellum Nigel Castellum ... Junior Policeman
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Storyline

Why does a 19 year-old girl plot to kill her own father? Katrina Skinner is stuck in suburbia with her toddler daughter and her devoted dad. Her brother Danny is in jail for life for murder. Her mother abandoned her years ago. The neighbors are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her but everybody's trying. Her dad won't mind his own business. Katrina misses her brother. She needs money for his appeal. She's bored and she's sick of living with her dad. She's not going to work a day in her life and she knows her dad's not going to help her financially anymore. She's first in line for the family inheritance. All she needs to do now is convince one of her lovers to do the deed and she's never had much trouble getting men to do what she wants. All for the love of her brother. It's John Skinner's funeral, inside the Golden Grove Crematorium. Kat sits on the front pew between her cheeky fiancé Rusty and her toddler daughter Bailee. Her mobile phone ... Written by Alice Bell

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Taglines:

There are some things in life you can't control. Fame. Lust. Murder . . . And Katrina. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Külvárosi káosz See more »

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Budget:

AUD4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,902
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Trivia

Alice Bell was Emily Barclay's body double for the film. Driving, texting and snorting cornflour instead of speed. See more »

Quotes

Lilya: It wasn't us that called welfare. I swear. It must have been your dad.
Katrina: You stupid bitch. If you ever call my dad again, I'll come after you. I'll kill you. Your dad. Your stupid fuckin sister and your nan.
Lilya: I don't have a nan.
Katrina: Well that's lucky for you then isn't it?
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Devil Song
Written by Sarah Kelly and John Matthews
Performed by theredsunband
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Can you say irony?
13 September 2006 | by kbandxsSee all my reviews

Katrina is 19 with a neglected toddler, a lipstick-smeared pout and a bad attitude. Her brother's in jail for murder and her dad's fed up with her bludging off him to finance a life that revolves around the beauty salon, bourbon and blow jobs. Soon she, too, is plotting a murder, which may or may not involve her sweet mechanic boyfriend Rusty or her brother's best mate, Kenny, a dropkick with a sadistic streak. In fact, every man she knows becomes a drooling idiot as soon as she unzips her micro-mini denim skirt. It's a juicy role and Emily Barclay attacks it with relish, making this vile steamroller of a sexpot almost likable. But her brash performance is also the movie's fatal flaw: Hurricane Katrina has it all her own way. Everyone else is too stupid or too nice to stand up to her. We've seen this character before, but Dede Truitt in The Opposite Of Sex and Suzanne Stone in To Die For weren't just bad to the bone, they were better written. Still, like that other wild ride through westie wasteland, Idiot Box, this is a bold, blackly funny picture of the Australia most of us live in, full of noisy energy and visual flair, and for that it deserves a big thumbs-up.


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