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Boronia Boys (2009)

Two suburban men steal from hard rubbish collections to fund a trip around the world.


Timothy Spanos


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Complete credited cast:
Cameron Nugent Cameron Nugent ... Kane
Tim Burns Tim Burns ... Darren
Elspeth Ballantyne Elspeth Ballantyne ... Maxine
Desirée Smith Desirée Smith ... Deb
Maxine Klibingaitis Maxine Klibingaitis ... Caz
Reylene Pearce Reylene Pearce ... Nola
Tania Wert Tania Wert ... Rhonda
Kylie Foster Kylie Foster ... The Clown
Stephen Callaghan Stephen Callaghan ... The Mechanic
Alessandra Prisco Alessandra Prisco ... Video Lady
Trent Goodwin Trent Goodwin ... Airport Lift
Jack Jack ... Dog
Michael Burkett Michael Burkett ... TV Actor (archive footage)


Kane and Darren are two 'rag and bone men' who have lived in the outer suburb of Boronia all their lives. Now as they approach their early thirties, they decide that it is time to leave their comfortable suburb and travel the world for the first time. In order to do so the 'boronia boys' follow hard rubbish collections and help themselves to discarded rubbish and sell them overpriced at trash & treasure markets. Written by Timothy Spanos

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Release Date:

25 August 2009 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Box Office


$40,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Starbaby Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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During the final credits, clips of the boys overseas trip (narrated by Darren) are seen and at the end of the credits is a clip on Kane's mum on the phone. See more »


References Sense and Sensibility (1995) See more »


Not You Again
Written by Timothy Spanos
Performed by Tim Burns
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Superb film about suburban life!
26 April 2011 | by crickets72See all my reviews

I saw Boronia Boys last year at a screening where the lead actors made a guest appearance, and have been thinking about this little diamond of a film ever since. I am glad to hear that it's about to get a theatrical release. The majority of Australian films seem to be fixated on the feel of the movie rather than the development and back-story of the characters. For the first time in years I actually cared about the characters in an Australian film. In Boronia Boys We have two foul mouthed thirty plus men Kane and Darren, who steal from peoples rubbish only to resell the goods to fund a trip overseas. We have their girlfriends Deb and Caz, both who obviously have eating disorders of opposite extremes yet this is not the pivotal point of their story, And we have Kane's Mum, a gruff lady stuck in a wheelchair who's only form of escapism is hiring and watching dvds from her local block buster. Veteran actress Elespth Ballantyne appears in this role almost as the matriarch of Boronia and proves that she can play a meaty role efficiently after years playing the do-gooder officer in Prisoner. In the roles of the Boronia Boys are Cameron Nugent and Tim Burns who seem to born to play these characters. They are a double act and I am sure Nugent and Burns will have quite a big career ahead of them after this movie. Yes the film is plagued with Australian nuances, yes the film has the contrived plot lines, yes the film has perfect comedic timing, but what Boronia Boys also has that many other Australian films lack and that's, that is has soul. This is a film that will only warm your heart and make you laugh, but one that just about everybody will relate to.

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