Stickmen

“loaded with charming humour and its own sense of intimacy”

Tasha Robinson, A.V. Club

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Drama, Comedy

98 min

2001

Hamish Rothwell

synopsis

Thomas, Jack and Wayne are Stickmen, playing an on-going stake game of pub pool that sees them touring the dark underbelly of Wellington’s pub scene.

In a high stakes tournament, the Stickmen must face up to a weird and wonderful collection of players. Bikers, priests, waitresses and bankers are all standing in their way of winning the big cash prize. Behind it all is the sinister omnipresence of Daddy, a hook-handed Greek crime lord who pulls all the strings.

This is a story that revolves around a series of sticky felt tables in smoke- filled bars. It’s the pure distillation of warfare. In any given night a pool table will see casualties, victors, victims and legends.  

 

cast:

Robbie Magasiva, Scott Wills, Paolo Rotondo, Simone Kessel, Anne Nordhaus, John Leigh, Enrico Mammarella, Kirk Torrence

crew:

Hamish Rothwell, Michelle Turner

fan quotes:

"Amazing movie, one of my favourites!" - Steven Martin

current screenings