The Big Steal (1990)

The Big Steal (1990)

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Australian teen comedy following Danny (Ben Mendelsohn, in his first leading role) as he chases the two things he wants most in life: a 1973 Jaguar and Joanna Johnson (Claudia Karvan).

1990Rating: 1599 minsAustralia
Comedy

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The Big Steal (1990) | Awards

Award Winner
Winn of Best Supporting Actor (Bisley), Screenplay and Original Score at the 1990 Australian Film Institute Awards.

The Big Steal (1990) | Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

The film eventually veers off into slapstick: a shame, because the prolonged chase scenes detract from the offbeat view of suburbia and peer pressure which lifts this above more mundane offerings in the genre. Mendelsohn's combination of vulnerability and bravado is a consistent delight.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A timeless John Hughes-esque teen caper. Nadia Tass gives an Australian twist to a genre of beloved coming-of-age flicks such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off...

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The Big Steal (1990) | Release Details

The Big Steal (1990) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Academy On Demand.