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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Romper Stomper
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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)

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Works about this Work

Introduction : Screening Melbourne Sean Redmond , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , December 2017;
Australian Movie Scene's Influence on the World Jake Gunn , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 27 December 2017;
ABC TV’s ‘Screen Time’ Helen Razer , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 11-17 November 2017;

'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)

Get Your Boots On : The Making of Romper Stomper Erin Free , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 5 October 2017;
'Thank You, I'll Take the Service Sector' : Class, Gentrification and Pawno Dave Hoskin , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , Winter vol. 189 no. 2016; (p. 26-31)
On the surface, Paul Ireland's low-budget film – which chronicles the lives of twelve individuals, all gravitating around the titular pawnshop – may appear a mere 'love letter' to the suburb of Footscray. Dave Hoskin writers, however, that Pawno also reveals deepening fissures in Australian cinema, with taste lines drawn to match those of class, and elitist film criticism favouring arthouse titles over those targeting the mainstream.
Dad and Dave Go Skinhead Christos Tsiolkas , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , February/March no. 3 1993; (p. 46-48)

— Review of Romper Stomper Geoffrey Wright , 1992 single work film/TV
Romper Stomper (Geoffrey Wright, 1992) Lucille Paterson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , no. 52 2009;

— Review of Romper Stomper Geoffrey Wright , 1992 single work film/TV
Romper Stomper : Rewatching Classic Australian Films Luke Buckmaster , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 January 2014;

— Review of Romper Stomper Geoffrey Wright , 1992 single work film/TV
A Star Revealed As Oceania’s Persistent Film Clichés Bite the Dust : A Look Back at the First Scene in Romper Stomper (Geoffrey Wright, 1992) Inge Fossen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , March no. 70 2014;

— Review of Romper Stomper Geoffrey Wright , 1992 single work film/TV
The Orphan Complex : An Australian Myth Travels to Asia Gabrielle Finnane , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Asia : Cultural Transactions 1997; (p. 52-69)
'This essay is a redescription of Australian films set in or dealing in some way with Asia. If an imaginary 'Asia' is sometimes a feature of Australian films, it is only as a generic motif viewed entirely through a lens of internal preoccupations of Australian culture. [...] To my eyes Romper Stomper and The Good Woman of Bangkok have a long cultural genealogy (pp. 53, 54).
Getting Stomped Christos Tsiolkas , 1993 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , June/July no. 5 1993; (p. 16)
Romper Stomper Re-viewed Scott McQuire , 1993 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , April/May no. 4 1993; (p. 15-16)
Rules of Engagement : Cross-Cultural Glances in Critical Writing on Recent French and Australian 'Youth' Films Joe Hardwick , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies , vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 73-84)
Unsuitable Material Ben Kooyman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , October no. 3 2010; (p. 55-59)
Ben Kooyman writes on the fate of R-Rated Films
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