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'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences.



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'The Nugget' is a tale about a group of three roadworkers who stumble upon the world's biggest nugget, and become instant millionaires - or so they think. The roadworkers are mates from way back, and each weekend they go out to an old goldmining site hoping to strike it rich. Each weekend they come back with nothing but a hangover. But then everything changes when they discover the world's biggest nugget - worth many millions of dollars. Written by Nugget Films Pty Ltd

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 October 2002 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Az aranyrög  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$320,572 (Australia) (18 October 2002)

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Eric Bana was the first choice to play Xander Cage in xXx (2002), but turned it down to do this movie. See more »


References Battlefield Earth (2000) See more »


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The Nugget is gold, if you're in the mood.
7 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Nugget is a feel good Aussie movie about a few mates. Nothing complex, nothing fancy, just a few blokes finding out why it's good to have mates.

Many people have criticised the film for jokes which fall flat, and it does have a few shockers. There are also some real gems in there though, which make it well worth sitting through those that don't go down so well. The 'simple' script also serves to enhance the movie - after all, they're simple blokes. Enjoy The Nugget for what it is and you'll have a good laugh.

Enough chat, let's have a beer.

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