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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 ... 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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Trivia

This movie which is set in a sapphire mining region of Central Queensland, Australia, was actually originally set in the opal fields of South Australia. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
(aka "There's No Place Like Home") (uncredited)
Music by H.R. Bishop
Sung in the final scenes at the pub
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Excellent Film .... Pity the owners of the rights wont release !
26 January 2006 | by stevo19See all my reviews

This film has been a favorite of mine for over 20 years. I have been to the area this film was made in many times and fossicked for sapphire's, getting a few nice gems. I have tried relentlessly to get a copy of this on DVD or VHS. The national archives for Australian Film in Canberra have told me that the original owner of the rights to this film had not originally released it for sale on these formats. This person has since passed on , and now his family who retain the rights have declined to allow reproduction of this truly Aussie Icon Film. I believe that their doing this is a complete insult to us all, by denying us the opportunity to see this film again. Something should be done about this, as it is a must see film, not to mention the good it could have done for our tourism industry.


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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 »

Filming Locations:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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