It was one of Australia's most controversial movies with Russell Crowe leading a gang of skinheads through the streets of Melbourne to attack Asian immigrants.
Now 25 years later, Romper Stomper, a six-part Stan series, picks up on the story from the 1992 film that seems even more relevant than ever before.
"The first film is shockingly honest and truthful, and my hope is that the series starts a conversation exactly like that did," says Toby Wallace who plays Kane in the new series.
"I think it's really important, especially for Australia at this time, to have that conversation and ask ourselves why these people exist, and really what drives people to act out in that way. It's incredibly relevant and really important I think."
The film focused on a group of neo-Nazis whereas the series looks at extremists on both sides: Patriot Blue are a far-right nationalist group while there's an equally extreme Anti-Fascist group in opposition, and three young Lebanese Muslims caught between the conflict.
"It's a different story, it's 25 years in the future. Things have changed. My character is completely different to any character from the film," he said.
"He's very controlling, power-hungry, measured and almost respectable from the outside. I think that's terrifying in a way and quite honest to the time we live in now.
"People shade their opinions under a facade. You could be talking to someone completely respectable and they could have these really dark views brewing up underneath."
Wallace is hopeful the series will have an even greater impact than the film and get people talking about important issues.
"The point is to start some sort of conversation, whether it be about some element of humanity or what drives people to do the things that they do. And with the extremists to question how people got there," he said.
* Romper Stomper is available on Stan.