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Rikky and Pete (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 June 1988 (Australia)
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Follow the lives of Rikky, a talanted geologist, and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Kearney ...
Pete Menzies
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Rikky Menzies
Tetchie Agbayani ...
Flossie
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Whitstead
Bruno Lawrence ...
Sonny
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Ben
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ...
Adam
Dorothy Alison ...
Mrs. Menzies
Don Reid ...
Mr. Menzies
Peter Cummins ...
Delahunty
Peter Hehir ...
Desk Sergeant
Ralph Cotterill ...
George Pottinger
Roderick Williams ...
Holy Joe
Denis Lees ...
Fingers
Robert Baxter ...
Truckyard Man (as Rob Baxter)
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Follow the lives of Rikky, a talanted geologist, and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a desert mining town full of zany individualists. Written by Karl Olson <karl@gocougs.wsu.edu>

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Another inventive comedy
15 January 2015 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

After Malcolm, that did set the bar pretty high, we drop back a bit with a less successful Aussie comedy, that still manages to be bloody entertaining, where again we are reminded with familiarity to who penned this. This film's good but just not as good as Malcolm was. Sister (Landis) and brother (Kearney) team, take off to the outback, as little brother, you could say, has got himself into a bit of trouble with authorities. Pete is an immature, inventive, and causes a lot of unnecessary trouble, and has anger issues to. He makes obscene phone calls to authorities, causes chain cop car collisions, etc, with his smart arse stunts, as posing as fictional character Evil Donald. He has a newspaper business, he operates from his car, his delivery of them in the form of paper gliders has to be seen. He has trouble with his folks, where really sister, Rikki, a budding singer/guitarist, is the only one who really understands him, where this getaway, is like a last resort, one outburst I'll never forget has Rikki walking off in a huff, after spouting "F off Peter". They make new friends, in the outback, while also getting wealthy as doing a bit of prospecting. Trouble finally catches up with Pete in the form of city cop, (Bill Hunter) who really has it for him, and that's after Pete really makes an arse of himself one night in town, in some drunken and disorderly behavior, racking up quite a fine. His behavior tends to be worrying, where you really don't want to see anything happen to this problematic guy. I really liked Landis's character in this. She reminded a lot of my own sister's character, where Rikki, is a character I think is afraid, of falling in love, while Kearney is so so as Pete. There are a lot of entertaining moments in this film, though I found the movie a little dry or sagging, and as a runner up to Malcolm, you could of down far worse. For lovers of Malcolm, and others, a different and original comedy.


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