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BMX Bandits (1983)

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Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

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Patrick Edgeworth, Russell Hagg (based on a screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Argue ... Whitey
John Ley ... Moustache
Nicole Kidman ... Judy
Angelo D'Angelo ... P.J.
James Lugton ... Goose
Bryan Marshall ... The Boss
Brian Sloman Brian Sloman ... The Creep
Peter Browne Peter Browne ... Police Constable
Bill Brady Bill Brady ... Police Sergeant
Linda Newton Linda Newton ... Police Woman
Bob Hicks Bob Hicks ... Heavy #1
Guy Norris Guy Norris ... Heavy #2
Chris Hession Chris Hession ... Heavy #3
Norman Hodges Norman Hodges ... The Drunk
Tracy Wallace Tracy Wallace ... Buxom Lady (as Tracey Wallace)
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Storyline

Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

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Taglines:

Four friends find a treasure... and big trouble! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1983 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Short Wave See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD1,050,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Nilsen Premiere See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When they are selling the radios, a girl inquires "do you have any in a different color?". This is a reference to an Australian television program "The Inventors" (the precursor to The New Inventors (2004)) where one of the panelists was renowned for her queries about the colour range of new inventions (as well as whether any particular invention was safe for children). Her questions, "Does it come in any other colors?" and "Is it safe for the kiddies?", were often parodied on Australian television. See more »

Goofs

When the bike is seen going down the water slide, the pedal on the underside has been removed. See more »

Quotes

Judy: [to kidnappers] And they all turned into Zombies!
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The film Nicole doesn't want you to see...
13 October 2002 | by dirtychildSee all my reviews

This movie is perfect for a drunken video night at home. Nicole Kidman stars as one of the teenage BMX bandits and a check-out chick at the local supermarket. The kids come across a bunch of stolen walkie-talkies and get caught up with some "nasty" goons. Don't miss the classic going down the Manly waterslides on BMX bikes. Luv Nicole's perm! And the BMX bandits matching outfits! And the goons'"scary" halloween masks!

80's children classic!

A total stinker - but in the "it's so bad it's good" category.

Plus a must see for all those Nicole fans out there.


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