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Buddies (1983)

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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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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 ...
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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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One day it's "she'll be right" . . . . . then its "have a go" . . . . . and finally an explosive battle of men and their machines See more »

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This picture is notable for its big battle of the bulldozers grand finale. See more »

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

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Buddies
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I loved this film immensely, and even recorded it from TV way back in the 1980's ... but sadly lost the film on a trip back to Africa. I could kick myself many times over.

For me, the attraction of the film was two-fold; primarily for the adventure, fun and humour, but also for the factual elements surrounding the sometimes profitable art of fossicking.

I doubt very much that it would every be released again, but I live in hope that the BBC or one of the Movie Channels will show it again (though usually of course, this happens at some obscure hour of the morning!)


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