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Rikky and Pete (1988)

Follow the lives of Rikky, a talanted geologist, and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a ... See full summary »

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Nadia Tass

Writer:

David Parker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Kearney ... Pete Menzies
Nina Landis Nina Landis ... Rikky Menzies
Tetchie Agbayani ... Flossie
Bill Hunter ... Whitstead
Bruno Lawrence ... Sonny
Bruce Spence ... Ben
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Adam
Dorothy Alison ... Mrs. Menzies
Don Reid Don Reid ... Mr. Menzies
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Delahunty
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Desk Sergeant
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... George Pottinger
Roderick Williams Roderick Williams ... Holy Joe
Denis Lees Denis Lees ... Fingers
Robert Baxter Robert Baxter ... Truckyard Man (as Rob Baxter)
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Follow the lives of Rikky, a talanted geologist, and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a desert mining town full of zany individualists. Written by Karl Olson <karl@gocougs.wsu.edu>

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Just because you're stuck doesn't mean you're going nowhere. See more »

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Cold Shoulder
Written by Phil Judd (as Philip Judd)
Sung by Wendy Matthews
Musicians: Michael Den Elzen, Phil Judd (as Philip Judd), Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs, Doug Beach and Louis McManus
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Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon
11 April 2012 | by dave13-1See all my reviews

Nothing much happens in Rikki and Pete, but this is not really a criticism. It's a character comedy and the time spent with the titular oddball brother and sister pair is not time wasted. Rikki is a bored researcher who wants to be a country music star and tries a few wacky stunts to get her second career going. Pete is a rather anti-social, housebound type with a real genius for creating fascinatingly useless, Rube Goldberg style devices. Watching these weird toys work is one of the genuine pleasures of this little movie. The style is intimate, with a lot of close shots of one of both of the sibs, and the setting is effectively littered and cluttered, as any world would be that had a mad little builder like Pete in it. There are few bright colors and no big message here as their odd little story lines play out, just a quite appealing portrait of a functional sibling relationship in a somewhat dysfunctional and frustrating life situation. Worth a look.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1988 (Australia) See more »

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$206,138
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Dolby

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