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BMX Bandits (1983)

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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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Storyline

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)  »

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AUD 1,050,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This film was originally set in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia. This was later switched to Sydney. 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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Referenced in Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Ready To Fly (Kangaroo Hop)
(Main Theme)
Performed by The Papers
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User Reviews

 
Best. Movie. Ever.
28 February 2004 | by (Austin TEXAS!!!!!) – See all my reviews

If I was on my deathbed, and my loved ones were gathering around me, and if they asked me if there was anything I wanted to do before I died... I would reply, "Show me BMX Bandits, one last time." Obviously, this will never happen, as I have no loved ones, and in fact will probably die alone. But enough about me.

BMX Bandits is an unparalleled achievement in cinema history, ranking right up there with, "Out of the Body" and "Birth of a Nation." It basically features a nubile NIcole Kidman (in tight BMX pants ;-) ) and her band of mates, Goose, and P.J. Confused? That's because those names are BMX lingo. This film is jam-packed with BMX tomfoolery and other high speed things. Look for a wizend David Argue (remember his role in Gallipoli?) as the colorful crook, "Whitey." Watch as him and his partner-in-crime, John Ley (Mustache) are unable to kill three kids on bikes. Even with a muscle car. And a trunkful of guns. Thrills and chills ensue. Scary Graveyard Hide-and-go seek! Foam fertilizer! Male short shorts! Complicated movie-within-movie descriptions. And one extremely awkward kiss. This movie is not to be missed.


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