|Directed by||Scott Patterson|
|Produced by||David Wood|
|Written by||George Elliot|
|Edited by||Michael Horwitz|
|Distributed by||Elliot Bros Film Distribution|
|Box office||A$208,739 (Australia)|
The Crop is a 2004 Australian comedy film set during the 1980s.
The Crop, is set in the early 1980s in Australia, and is about larrikin nightclub owner, Ronnie 'Blade' Gillette (George Elliot), and his barmaid girlfriend Geraldine (Holly Brisley). Two months after random breath testing has been introduced, Blade realises he's going broke. Afraid of driving under the influence, his customers are not buying his grog, they're going out to the carpark to smoke dope.
Like any good businessman, Blade decides he needs a strategy. He decides to grow some dope as a way out of his financial hole. Blade and his best mate, Wack (Rhys Muldoon), set about growing their crop of weed on a property owned by the father of his girlfriend but they soon get caught in a bind between crooked cops and a ruthless moneylender.
Despite starring Craig Owen (former footballer, actor and punter who is now well past his prime in all respects and who is living in the shadow of his past glories), the film was a disastrous flop...
|George Elliot||Ronnie 'Blade' Gillette|
|Rhys Muldoon||David 'Wack' Kowakski|
|Rudi Baker||Billy Bong|
|Bruce Venables||Wally Eye|
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- "The Crop". At the Movies. ABC1. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
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- "2005 Awards - New York". New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
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