It starred Kylie Minogue and Charlie Schlatter as the couple, and was filmed in Brisbane, Maryborough and Bundaberg, Queensland. The film is inspired by the book with the same name. The book and the film differs (a couple of pregnancies and abortions) in parts and it is uncertain whether the screenplay was adjusted or the missing parts of the book were filmed and removed to meet a lower certificate.
The Delinquents was released in Australia on the 21 December, 1989 and received mixed reviews from most movie critics. The film had grossed $3,370,650 at the box office in Australia, which is equivalent to $5,864,931
in 2009 dollars. A soundtrack was also released.