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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

AUD 1,050,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nilsen Premiere See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nicole Kidman's first movie role. 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: Well, you know what they say. Two's company. Three gets us talked about.
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Soundtracks

I'm Ready To Fly (Kangaroo Hop)
(uncredited)
Performed by The Papers
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It's like The Goonies on wheels!
28 May 2002 | by rustincSee all my reviews

Excellent movie. Great stunts. Horrible villains. I'll never forget watching this with my friends. It made us want to catch bad guys and then race bikes. The music is just as much fun. Everyone should see this at least once.


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