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BMX Bandits (1983)

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A trio of teen BMX bikers become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering their cache of walkie-talkies.

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Patrick Edgeworth, Russell Hagg (based on a screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Argue ... Whitey
John Ley ... Moustache
Nicole Kidman ... Judy
Angelo D'Angelo ... P.J.
James Lugton ... Goose
Bryan Marshall ... The Boss
Brian Sloman Brian Sloman ... The Creep
Peter Browne Peter Browne ... Police Constable
Bill Brady Bill Brady ... Police Sergeant
Linda Newton Linda Newton ... Police Woman
Bob Hicks Bob Hicks ... Heavy #1
Guy Norris Guy Norris ... Heavy #2
Chris Hession Chris Hession ... Heavy #3
Norman Hodges Norman Hodges ... The Drunk
Tracy Wallace Tracy Wallace ... Buxom Lady (as Tracey Wallace)
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A trio of teen BMX bikers become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering their cache of walkie-talkies.

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Trivia

Released as "Short Wave" in the US. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene the bikes have platform pedals, but when you see them again they are different. See more »

Quotes

Judy: [to kidnappers] And they all turned into Zombies!
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Referenced in Gruen XL: Aldi (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

I See Boys
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Performed by Petra Gaffney
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the bmx track at the end of the movie
11 September 2005 | by airons1972See all my reviews

This may be interesting to fans of this movie. Most of the movie was filmed in Manly, NSW, Australia which is a coastal town not far from Sydney. A ferry ride across sydney harbour away, in fact.

The BMX track at the end of the movie, just before the credits roll is actually Hickeys Lane BMX track which was located in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.

Penrith is a city west of Sydney and I lived there from 1984 to 1989.

I have fond memories of riding my BMX at Hickeys Lane and it's great to actually see it in a movie.

If you play the BMX track part of the movie slowly, you can see the Blue Mountains in the background behind the park.

In the end credits there is a thank you message to Western Sydney BMX Club. Penrith now has a new BMX track and from what I have read on the internet, Hickeys Lane BMX track is no longer in use.

Regards,

Ashley Irons


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1983 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Short Wave See more »

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Budget:

AUD1,050,000 (estimated)
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Nilsen Premiere See more »
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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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