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Buddies (1983)

| Comedy, Drama
Young miners Mike and Johnny (Colin Friels and Harold Hopkins) work in the gem fields of central Queensland around Emerald. Conflict arises when their pick-and-shovel operation is threatened by a large scale bulldozer operator.

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Mike
Harold Hopkins ...
Johnny
Kris McQuade ...
Stella
Norman Kaye ...
George
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Ted
Dennis Miller ...
Andy
Dinah Shearing ...
Merl
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Alfred
Lisa Peers ...
Jennifer
Andrew Sharp ...
Peter
Rob Steele ...
Policeman
Ralph Albring ...
Hans
Bob Hicks ...
Gorilla
Hermino De Guzman ...
Thai buyer (as Hermie de Guzman)
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Thai buyer (as Michael Anderson)
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Young miners Mike and Johnny (Colin Friels and Harold Hopkins) work in the gem fields of central Queensland around Emerald. Conflict arises when their pick-and-shovel operation is threatened by a large scale bulldozer operator.

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This film was nominated for 5 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards including Best Actress (Kris McQuade, Best Supporting Actor (Simon Chilvers), Best Sound, and Best Music Score. The film won one AFI Award - for Best Original Screenplay for John Dingwall. See more »

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Featured in Buddies: A Gem of a Time (2009) See more »

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Buddies
Written and performed by John Williamson
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buddies
11 August 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I too saw this movie in the 80s, even though I was a child I could see that this was a special movie.

My family taped it when it came on TV (on beta video) we watched it lots and lots of times, until my parents went out and bought a VHS video and out went all the beta videos.

I have contacted foxtel and all the free to air TV channels to screen it again but they all say they don't have the broadcasting rights. I thing channel 7 screened it in the first place.

I would really love a copy of it, I have been searching for a copy since my parents threw out the beta. Its a brilliant movie.


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