Reckless Kelly

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Reckless Kelly
Poster of the movie Reckless Kelly.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Yahoo Serious
Produced by Yahoo Serious
Warwick Ross
Written by Yahoo Serious
Warwick Ross
David Roach
Lulu Pinkus (as Lulu Serious)
Starring Yahoo Serious
Melora Hardin
Alexei Sayle
Hugo Weaving
Music by
  • Anthony Marinelli
  • Tommy Tycho [1]
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • 8 April 1993 (1993-04-08) (Australia)
Running time
103 minutes
80 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$20 million (est.)[2]
Box office A$5,444,534 (Australia)

Reckless Kelly is a 1993 Australian comedy film produced, written, directed and starring Yahoo Serious. It co-stars Melora Hardin, Alexei Sayle and Hugo Weaving. The story is a satirical take on a modern-day Ned Kelly, a famous Australian outlaw.


A modern-day Ned Kelly robs banks in Australia and gives all the money to the poor people. Ned is forced to go to Hollywood in order to make enough money to save his family's land. As it goes against his belief, he cannot simply rob banks there for his own benefit. Ned is forced to find another way to come up with the $1 million required to save his family island. That's when a movie producer shows up and gives Ned an offer he can't refuse.



The film was financed by Warner Bros, Village Roadshow and the Australian Film Finance Corporation. Serious used many of the same key creatives he had on Young Einstein.[2]


Neil Jillett, film critic for The Age wrote, "There are some good gags along the way, and a few of the plot's twists have an entertainingly surreal zaniness. But there is much heavy going too. Most of the messages Serious loads into the film - protect the environment, hate violence and banks, mock the British, go for a republic, sneer at American fads and religious hypocrisy - are presented with a smugness that was missing from Young Einstein".[3]

Box office[edit]

Reckless Kelly grossed $5,444,534 at the box office in Australia.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Reckless Kelly (1993)". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Andrew L. Urban, "Yahoo Serious: Reckless Kelly", Cinema Papers, April 1993 p31-35, 72
  3. ^ Jillett, Neil (1993-04-15). "This Is Serious, Ned". The Age. Retrieved 2017-01-06 – via 
  4. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Divinyls - Wild Thing". Retrieved 2014-02-02. 

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