The Crop

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The Crop
Directed byScott Patterson
Produced byDavid Wood
Written byGeorge Elliot
StarringGeorge Elliot
Holly Brisley
Rhys Muldoon
Music bySubvision
CinematographyRoger Lanser
Edited byMichael Horwitz
Tim Wellburn
Miracle Productions
Distributed byElliot Bros Film Distribution
Roadshow Entertainment
Release date
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  • 18 August 2004 (2004-08-18)
Running time
103 minutes
Budget$4,000,000 (AUD)
Box officeA$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...


Actor Character
George Elliot Ronnie 'Blade' Gillette
Holly Brisley Geraldine
Rhys Muldoon David 'Wack' Kowakski
Rudi Baker Billy Bong
Tony Barry Senior
Kelly Butler Jacki
Sam O'Dell Danny
Rob Steele Malone
Vincent Stone Dago
Tahnee Stroet Tania
Bruce Venables Wally Eye

Box office[edit]

The Crop received numerous poor reviews.[1][2] and only grossed $208,739 (AUD) at the box office in Australia.[3]


The Crop received the prize for 'Best International Feature Film' at the New York International Film Festival in 2005.[4][5]


  1. ^ Byrnes, Paul (19 August 2004). "The Crop". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  2. ^ "The Crop". At the Movies. ABC1. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  3. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
  4. ^ "Sequel to The Crop". The Age. Fairfax Media. 19 July 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  5. ^ "2005 Awards - New York". New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. Retrieved 8 August 2011.

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