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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Argue ...
Whitey
John Ley ...
Moustache
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Angelo D'Angelo ...
P.J.
James Lugton ...
Goose
Bryan Marshall ...
The Boss
Brian Sloman ...
The Creep
Peter Browne ...
Police Constable
Bill Brady ...
Police Sergeant
Linda Newton ...
Police Woman
Bob Hicks ...
Heavy #1
Guy Norris ...
Heavy #2
Chris Hession ...
Heavy #3
Norman Hodges ...
The Drunk
Tracy Wallace ...
Buxom Lady
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Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

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29 December 1983 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Short Wave  »

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AUD 1,050,000 (estimated)
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The original title for this picture in the first draft of the script was "Water Rats." Moreover, the three teenage protagonists were much younger in the first draft of the script. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene the bikes have platform pedals, but when you see them again they are different. See more »

Quotes

Judy: Your little walkie talkies... have gone walkies.
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Connections

References Minder (1979) See more »

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I See Boys
Performed by Petra Gaffney
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the bmx track at the end of the movie
11 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This may be interesting to fans of this movie. Most of the movie was filmed in Manly, NSW, Australia which is a coastal town not far from Sydney. A ferry ride across sydney harbour away, in fact.

The BMX track at the end of the movie, just before the credits roll is actually Hickeys Lane BMX track which was located in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.

Penrith is a city west of Sydney and I lived there from 1984 to 1989.

I have fond memories of riding my BMX at Hickeys Lane and it's great to actually see it in a movie.

If you play the BMX track part of the movie slowly, you can see the Blue Mountains in the background behind the park.

In the end credits there is a thank you message to Western Sydney BMX Club. Penrith now has a new BMX track and from what I have read on the internet, Hickeys Lane BMX track is no longer in use.

Regards,

Ashley Irons


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