Crime is cool, cops are crooked and twenty bucks buys you a whole night out. For Barry (Bryan Brown), life is sweet. He runs the girls, the clubs and the illegal casinos, and not even crooked Detective Ray (Sam Neill) dares to stand in his way.
Barry’s wife (Toni Collette) wears the pants, his mistress Margaret (Kestie Morassi) wears him out and his wide-eyed nephew Darcy (Sam Worthington) is learning just how cosy business can be.
When the mafia dispatch two Chicago hoods (John Goodman, Felix Williamson) to muscle in on his action, Barry’s life takes a dramatic turn. His mistress starts making eyes at Darcy, his wife becomes suspicious and the yanks won’t take no for an answer – BIG MISTAKE. Barry decides to give the yanks a lesson in outback hospitality.
Directed by David Caesar
Bryan Brown – Barry Ryan
Toni Collette – Sharon Ryan
John Goodman – Tony Testano
Sam Neill – Detective Sergeant Ray Murphy
Sam Worthington – Darcy
Kestie Morassi – Margaret
William McInnes – Hollywood
Andrew S. Gilbert – Norm
Gary Waddell – Freddie
Felix Williamson – Sal Cassela
New Town Films is a boutique film and television production company, started by actor Bryan Brown in 1983, With the simple philosophy 'If you own it, They can't tell you that you can't be in it.'