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Buddies (1983)

Young miners Mike and Johnny (Colin Friels and Harold Hopkins) work in the gem fields of central Queensland around Emerald. Conflict arises when their pick-and-shovel operation is threatened by a large scale bulldozer operator.

Director:

Arch Nicholson

Writer:

John Dingwall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Friels ... Mike
Harold Hopkins ... Johnny
Kris McQuade ... Stella
Norman Kaye ... George
Bruce Spence ... Ted
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ... Andy
Dinah Shearing Dinah Shearing ... Merl
Simon Chilvers ... Alfred
Lisa Peers Lisa Peers ... Jennifer
Andrew Sharp ... Peter
Rob Steele Rob Steele ... Policeman
Ralph Albring Ralph Albring ... Hans
Bob Hicks Bob Hicks ... Gorilla
Hermino De Guzman Hermino De Guzman ... Thai buyer (as Hermie de Guzman)
Michael J. Anderson ... Thai buyer (as Michael Anderson)
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Storyline

Young miners Mike and Johnny (Colin Friels and Harold Hopkins) work in the gem fields of central Queensland around Emerald. Conflict arises when their pick-and-shovel operation is threatened by a large scale bulldozer operator.

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One day it's "she'll be right" . . . . . then its "have a go" . . . . . and finally an explosive battle of men and their machines See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buddies - Zwei knallharte Typen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was nominated for 5 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards including Best Actress (Kris McQuade, Best Supporting Actor (Simon Chilvers), Best Sound, and Best Music Score. The film won one AFI Award - for Best Original Screenplay for John Dingwall. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Buddies: A Gem of a Time (2009) See more »

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Buddies
Written and performed by John Williamson
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Buddies movie
14 November 2007 | by phoenixmotivationSee all my reviews

I, too, have been looking for it for my father and my tracking has lead me to discover that an American company now owns the rights to Buddies and it is up to them if they re-release it or not. Try contacting the Australian Film Archives and see what details they can give you. The other way is to track down the director, producer and the company that originally released it, JD Productions. The Australian Archives is a good source as well. I am writing to the production company and hopefully get some answers. When I get the answers I will get back and let you know.

Phoenix


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