Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
'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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crackerjack (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Moloney
Stars: Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson
The Castle (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

Director: Rob Sitch
Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.

Director: Richard Roxburgh
Stars: Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas
The Dish (2000)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch
Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A teenage Australian girl deals with the traumas of everyday life. These include her difficult relationship with her single mother, the unexpected return of her long-lost father, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Woods
Stars: Greta Scacchi, Anthony LaPaglia, Elena Cotta
Kenny (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in ... See full summary »

Director: Clayton Jacobson
Stars: Shane Jacobson, Travis Golland, Chris Davis
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Russell Coight's haphazard and inept adventuring style ensures that he is a danger to anything and anyone he meets, not to mention himself.

Stars: Glenn Robbins, Hermann Iberg, Tom Martin
Chopper (2000)
Biography | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Director: Andrew Dominik
Stars: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field
Take Away (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tony Stilano and Trev Spackneys both own, live over and work in adjoining take-away fish shops in Melbourne. Although they have fallen into a habitual rivalry based on a cause long ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Gracie
Stars: Vince Colosimo, Stephen Curry, Rose Byrne
Molly (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of how, from the early 1970s, Australia's eccentric Ian 'Molly' Meldrum became a loved and respected rock music guru as host of the TV show Countdown.

Stars: Samuel Johnson, T.J. Power, Tom O'Sullivan
Lucky You (2007)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall
Full Frontal (1993–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Glenn Butcher, Ross Williams, Kim Gyngell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lotto
...
Wookie
Dave O'Neil ...
Sue
Belinda Emmett ...
Cheryl
Peter Moon ...
Ratner
...
Dimitri
...
Wally
Karen Pang ...
Moon Choo
...
Darlene
Alan Brough ...
Jurgen
...
George
...
Doug
Jean Kittson ...
Joyce
Glenda Linscott ...
Bunny
Jane Hall ...
Lucy
Edit

Storyline

'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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Comedy Worth Its Weight In Gold (Early poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 October 2002 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Az aranyrög  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last acting role of Belinda Emmett. See more »

Connections

References The Crocodile Hunter (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Life's Great If You Don't Weaken
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not fool's gold, no way, plenty of fun in this Aussie comedy, plus Eric Bana, be still my heart
8 February 2014 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Lotto (Eric Bana, perhaps the only actor known in the States in this film), and his two buddies Wookie and Sue (yes, a boy named Sue), work for the road department. They live in semi-rural Australia and, while the jobs pay the bills, these guys dream big. To bask in extreme wealth, that's their goals. But, too often, to the chagrin of their wives, they blow money on bets and frivolity. Lotto even uncovers a 100 thousand dollar ticket but, bad luck, the tiny scratch off falls in a drain, never to be seen again. Desperate, the men have heard that "there's gold in them ther hills" nearby. Purchasing an expensive metal detector, they spend every weekend searching for treasure. What a way to make mates happy! Nevertheless, they find a HUGE nugget of gold and, very joyful, bury it. But, someone has watched them. Now, they must resort to trickery to get it back. Can they do it? Oh, and they have already told their boss to take their jobs and shove em! This is a fine Australian comedy with the one and only Eric Bana, made just as he was reaching stardom. He is funny and, along with his two co-horts, form a great new trio of stooges. The rest of the cast is nice, too, as is the scenery, script, and fun-filled direction. You won't be a fool to go for the gold with this little winner!


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
OMG!!??!!??!!??!!?? Sandy86
Hello anybody who is here look at this pleease i will give you chocolate earwigflutterbug
Us Release Date kalee_go
where 2 buy it? em_j_123
Discuss The Nugget (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?