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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Whitey
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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)  »

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AUD 1,050,000 (estimated)
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This film was originally set in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia. This was later switched to Sydney. See more »

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

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Judy: [to kidnappers] And they all turned into Zombies!
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Referenced in That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #1.1 (2006) See more »

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I'm Ready To Fly (Kangaroo Hop)
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australian bicycle exploitation kid-flick that's wheelie good!
13 January 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I went to see BMX Bandits when it first came out with an eleventh birthday party gang of mates. We were mostly BMX fanatics and figured we'd be running out of the cinema pulling pretend stunts on our handy imaginary bikes but alas we'd kinda just wheeled out, a little let down. Cut to many years later and I catch it on saturday afternoon TV and that's when I flip. I was too harsh on the pic as a kid coz i thought it pandered to a younger audience but now looking back on my days as a kid it's got some innocent magic like those british children's film foundation pics. Nicole Kidman is a star and her fellow BMX bandits form a fun team but it's the pursuing criminals that steal the show with their manic and obviously improvised actions and dialogue. And hey, any movie that ends with a flour bomb fight on wheels and a huge explosion of foam [which always renders the baddies useless] it's just gotta be top!


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