Geoffrey Wright

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Birth Name: Geoffrey Wright
Birth Place: Australia

With his second picture, "Romper Stomper" (1992), Wright courted controversy, telling a morally ambivalent tale of neo-Nazi hooligans. Alternately described as inflammatory (VARIETY's David Stratton called it "'A Clockwork Orange' without the intellect . . . a disturbing, essentially misconceived pic") and innovative, "Romper Stomper" scored at the box office as Australia's second-highest grossing film of the year after "Strictly Ballroom". Wright succeeded in portraying the intense, sadly delusional quality of the disenfranchised, under-educated youth but failed to offer a higher tone, an enlightening perspective that would have mitigated his almost romantic presentation of gang members (pa... Continue Bio >>

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