Fast Talking (1984)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Juvenile Delinquency Film, Tragi-comedy  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Fifteen-year-old Australian youth Steve Carson (Rod Zuanic) is a product of a home that can charitably be described as dysfunctional. His father is a drunk, his brother a slimy-dope dealer. Carson promises his social worker--and himself--that he'll escape this environment and make something of himself. Unfortunately, this involves grandiose and unrealistic schemes that lead to increasingly severe criminal acts. Fast Talking was co-financed by the Australian Film Commission and Merchant-Ivory.

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alcoholism, con/scam, delinquency, drugs, family, one-against-odds, school, teenagers