Three friends tour the Wellington pub scene, playing pool with ever-increasing stakes. Then they enter a tournament run by vicious crime boss ‘Daddy'. Narrator Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune) guides us through their mission to pocket the money. Hamish Rothwell's only feature to date 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 young males and won several 2001 NZ Film and TV Awards (including best director, script, and actor). It sold to over 30 countries.
Stickmen is vital, refreshing and sure plays a mean pool ball.– Russell Baillie in The NZ Herald, 20 January 2001
Available to buy and rent from NZ Film On Demand
Originally released in New Zealand cinemas on 18 January 2001
Original music by House Of Downtown
Soundtrack features tracks by King Kapisi, DLT, Eye TV, D4 and Mark de Clive-Lowe