Spank! (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Satire  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Australia   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A group of Australian wiseguys of Italian descent go into business with near disastrous results in the comedy Spank!. After a three year exile in Italy, where he spent time in a monastery, Paulie (Robert Mammone) returns home to Adelaide, where he discovers (to his dismay) his friends Nick (ario Gamma) and Vinny (Checc Musolino) haven't changed a bit. Nick is still a layabout, Vinny still works for his parents with his girlfriend Tina (Lucia Mastrantone), and both are still talking about opening their own cafe without actually doing anything about it. Enter Rocky (Vince Poletto), a self-styled gangster obsessed with Sylvester Stallone who is very free with his father's money. Rocky offers to put up the cash for the cafe, but just when it looks like their big plans may be getting off the ground, Paulie finds himself falling for Rocky's girlfriend, Jo (Victoria Dixon-Whittle). Jo is tired of living under Rocky's thumb and likes Paulie's company, but fooling around with your financier's girlfriend is usually not a good way to do business. Spank! was the directorial debut for former cinematographer Ernie Clark.