5.9/10
241
14 user 5 critic

Rikky and Pete (1988)

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Malcolm (1986)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies
The Big Steal (1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

To impress a girl a shy teenaged boy buys a used Jaguar.

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Marshall Napier
Pure Luck (1991)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley
Amy II (1997)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this, and 4 years later discovers she can communicate only by ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Alana De Roma, Rachel Griffiths, Ben Mendelsohn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Colin Friels, Jacqueline McKenzie, Ken Radley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad ... See full summary »

Director: David Parker
Stars: David Argue, Michael Carman, Mary Coustas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Kearney ...
Pete Menzies
...
Rikky Menzies
...
Flossie
...
Whitstead
...
Sonny
...
Ben
...
Adam
...
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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Just because you're stuck doesn't mean you're going nowhere. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 June 1988 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Rikky & Pete  »

Box Office

Gross:

$206,138 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Just Like You
Written by Phil Judd (as Philip Judd)
Sung by Wendy Matthews
Musicians: Michael Den Elzen, Phil Judd (as Philip Judd), Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs, Doug Beach and Louis McManus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not a Good Movie
25 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some guy spends his time destroying the career of a cop by playing practical jokes on him. So some guy's sister says let's drive out in the desert. Then they sleep in the desert for no good reason. The next day they drive to a gas station and then a town. Maybe it's illegal to drive in a desert at night in Australia.

Along the way, they meet a lot of people who want the sister to lip sync some music, and some guy makes a lot of silly "inventions" that do not work except for the miracle of modern editing. When some guy isn't messing with the cop, he screws with other people's lives.

They're rich people who are on the run because a cop with no proof is mad at one of them for a minor offense; so naturally part of the movie is about them looking for permanent jobs. In the end, nobody kills some guy, but that's why they make sequels.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?