Two Hands (1999)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Action Comedy, Crime Comedy, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Jul 29, 1999 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Action and comedy are served in equal portions in this Australian crime thriller. Jimmy (Heath Ledger) is a 19-year-old living in Sydney who is somehow asked to run an errand for local underworld kingpin Pando (Bryan Brown). Before Jimmy knows what's happened, he owes Pando $10,000, and finds the gangster's muscle men are out for his blood. Jimmy attempts to stage a bank robbery to recover the loot, with disastrous results; when he has a spare moment, he tries to win the heart of Alex (Rose Byrne), a pretty girl from the country. This slam-bang entertainment was an uncharacteristic entry in the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, where it received its U.S. premiere.

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Australia, bank-robbery, criminal, kingpin, underworld