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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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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 movie only had a very limited release in Australian hard top city cinemas in 1983 as well as a subsequent limited release on home-video cassette. The scarcity of the film has led many people to believe that it had both no theatrical capital city release in Australia and no home-video release either. As such, the film has been predominantly unavailable until its Australian DVD release in 2009. See more »

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Referenced 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 The film everyone should watch
3 September 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Hi I too have seen the movie Buddies, I am looking for a copy of the movie for my mum and dad.

They had a copy but is got misplaced in travel years ago.

My parents went to the World Premiere on Wednesday, July 20th 1983, for Buddies.

This was a great day for them as they loved it very much.

In 1982 they also had an investment in the movie Buddies.

My parents also have paper write ups about the movie.I wish that it could be played on TV again because it was such a great film. So if any one out there could help me get a copy of it again i would be very grateful please contact me please Janelle


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