Hando and his best mate Davey are the leaders of a gang of neo-Nazi skinheads in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray during the 1980s. Living off the dole, they inhabit a disused tyre shop draped with Nazi flags. When Gabe, who is running from a sexually abusive relationship with her rich father, becomes Hando's girlfriend and joins the gang, she inadvertently creates tension, because Davey is also attracted to her. After beating up a Vietnamese youth, the skinheads are forced to escape to a disused warehouse when his friends retaliate. It's here that Hando plots his revenge. Gabe pursues her own vengeance, by leading the gang to her father's house. When Hando kicks her out, she gets even by telling the police where the skinheads are hiding. Hando, Davey, and a recalcitrant Gabe subsequently take to the road.
(Source: Australian Screen)
'Where once the contrary but charming banter of David and Margaret was an authoritative guide to modern cinema, the ABC has replaced it with uninsightful postmodernism and lame jokes. By Helen Razer.' (Publication abstract)