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 young males and won several 2001 NZ Film and TV Awards (including best director, script, and actor). It sold to more than 30 countries.
Stickmen is vital, refreshing and sure plays a mean pool ball.– Russell Baillie, NZ Herald, 20 January 2001
Title licensed by NZ Film Commission and International Sales Agency Portman Entertainment.
Produced in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ On Air, Film 2 and Portman Entertainment, London.
Original music by House Of Downtown. Soundtrack features tracks by King Kapisi, DLT, Eye TV, D4 and Mark de Clive-Lowe.