Agoraphobic alcoholic Shane moves back home after an accident. He’s told he can stay six weeks. Fourteen years later, he’s still there, creating havoc, taking away any hope of a happy retirement for his parents. When people and violent events of the past emerge, the family will never be the same again.

Unhinged is an irreverent black comedy, exploring what happens when a family becomes so insular, it implodes on itself.

  • drama, comedy.
  • 95
  • 5 total
  • 2 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 37

EXTRACT: [Suddenly explodes] … Jesus, fuck, mate! Listen to what you're saying! Take charge of your life and fuck'n do something! I don't give a shit about ya Dad in the fuck'n war, mate, point is, he needs to live out his days, whether it be in a Marina somewhere or on the Central Coast, I don't know, I don't fuck'n care. Ya Mum needs somethin', I don't fuck'n know, she's a punish and she needs somethin'; and you, fuck'n you, need to get the fuck out of their hair because ya drivin' the cunts outta their brains!

Adult language, Adult themes


Male | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 95

EXTRACT: Don't you fucking dare, we've got too much leaning on this, seriously, Sigrid, if you try and leave I'll light a match and all of us'll go to high heaven, okay? Don't be a meddling bitch, okay? You’re here and you've got yourself into a mess and I'm sorry about that, but if you go out, they'll think I'm not serious and come in and kill me. If we hold out a bit longer, we can all get away.

Adult language, Adult themes

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