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Thomas, Jack and Wayne are best mates. At night they're the Stickmen, who tour the Wellington pub scene playing pool with ever-increasing stakes. These peak when they enter a tournament run by vicious crime boss ‘Daddy'. Can they pocket the money and win the girls? Rothwell's first feature was a Kiwi take on the UK urban underbelly genre (Lock, Stock etc). "Smart, stylish and effortlessly entertaining" (Dominion Post) the film was a hit with the young male demographic and won several 2001 NZ Film and TV Awards (including best director, script, and actor).

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 Hamish Rothwell
 Michelle Turner
 Nick Ward

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This film is piss funny and quality

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Stickmen is vital, refreshing and sure plays a mean pool ball. 
I'm going to sit down for a day or two and think up a really unique form of retribution, something really special, Dave, just for you. And maybe you could use that time to see if you can get me my money and divert my attentions elsewhere. 
The rules are simple. The balls you go after are decided by the one you sink first: spots or stripes, overs or unders, whatever you want to call them. You always hit your own balls. 


2001 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Screenplay: Nick Ward
Actor: Scott Willis
Supporting Actress: Luanne Gordon

Nominated for Best Film, Director, Cinematography, Editing, Design, Costume Design, Computer Generated Images (Oktobor) and Contribution to Sound (Mike Hedges)