Welcome to Woop Woop

Welcome to Woop Woop


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Welcome to Woop Woop

In part, filmmaker Stephan Elliott (best known for The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert) made this black, surrealistic and subversive comedy to bid farewell to Australian cultural traditions (i.e. excessive beer drinking, racism and sexism) that are rapidly disappearing due to the increasing infiltration of urban sophistication and political correctness into even the county's most remote regions. Unfortunately, Elliot's outrageous tribute to past 'traditions' is presented with such vulgar abandon that many Australians are sure to be offended, not tickled, even though Elliot did try to tone down the mean spirit of the original script which was first titled 'Big Red.' The story centers on Teddy, a fugitive con-artist who has fled New York and gone into the Australian outback. His troubles begin when he is picked up at a lonely gas station by the blonde and brassy Angie who quickly seduces him and then knocks him out cold. Teddy awakens to find himself in the dusty town of Woop Woop. Surrounded by steep cliffs, the town, which was built near a now-defunct asbestos mine, is ruled by Angie's father Daddy-O, who is as much a warden as he is a local leader, deciding when and who will enter and leave Woop Woop. A weird place that is supported by a kangaroo-meat dog-food factory, it is populated by beer-swilling rednecks, crude eccentrics (and a giant kangaroo named Big Red) who find endless entertainment listening to Oscar & Hammerstein musicals (the town's ramshackle drive-in runs The Sound of Music and South Pacific continuously). Teddy quickly discovers that he is in effect the burg's newest prisoner and is expected to constantly service the sexually insatiable Angie. Not willing to remain a captive, Teddy begins planning his escape. The story's surrealism comes from Elliot's deliberately inappropriate use of musical numbers to punctuate events.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2011
UPC: 0883904201427
Original Release: 1997
Source: Mgm Mod
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 12,049

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnathon Schaech Teddy
Rod Taylor Daddy-O
Susie Porter Angie
Dee Smart Krystal
Richard Moir Reggie
Rachel Griffiths Sylvia
Barry Humphries Blind Wally

Technical Credits
Stephan Elliott Director
Antonia Barnard Executive Producer
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Carolynne Cunningham Asst. Director
Finola Dwyer Producer
Lizzy Gardiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Maybury Set Decoration/Design
Michael Molloy Cinematographer
Owen Paterson Production Designer
Nik Powell Executive Producer
Michael Thomas Screenwriter
Martin Walsh Editor
Stephen Woolley Executive Producer

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