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The Gold and the Glory (1984)

The Coolangatta Gold (original title)
Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory,... See full summary »

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Joss McWilliam ...
Steve Lucas
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Joe Lucas
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Adam Lucas
Josephine Smulders ...
Kerri Dean
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Robyn Lukas
Grant Kenny ...
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Paul Sterling ...
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Brian Syron ...
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Robert Brough ...
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Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon, It is the greatest endurance test of them all: a marathon involving a 20 kilometer beach run, 6 kilometer swim and a 17 kilometer surf ski from Surfers Paradise along the golden arc of beach to Coolangatta and back to the start. The Coolangatta Gold is a story of human endeavor and endurance against overwhelming odds. Written by Iain C

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22 November 1984 (USA)  »

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The amount of footage shot for the race itself totaled to around ten hours but this was edited down with about twelve minutes seen in the final cut. See more »

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All the flash of the Gold Coast in one surprisingly good movie.
20 June 1999 | by (Townsville, Queensland) – See all my reviews

At first Coolangatta Gold seems pretty cheesy, but it turns out to be an entertaining movie. The acting is believable and you have to love the way the sand squeaks during the "running on the beach" scenes. Our bus driver reckoned that Coolangatta Gold is one of the few classic Australian films and I'd have to say that I agree with him. The sassy dirty dancing scene reminiscent of "Flashdance" is a great bonus as well.


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