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The Gold and the Glory (1984)

The Coolangatta Gold (original title)
Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory,... See full summary »

Director:

Igor Auzins

Writers:

Ted Robinson (story), Peter Schreck
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joss McWilliam Joss McWilliam ... Steve Lucas
Nick Tate ... Joe Lucas
Colin Friels ... Adam Lucas
Josephine Smulders Josephine Smulders ... Kerri Dean
Robyn Nevin ... Robyn Lukas
Grant Kenny Grant Kenny ... Grant
Melanie Day Melanie Day ... Gilda
Melissa Jaffer ... Ballet teacher
Paul Sterling Paul Sterling ... Karate teacher
Brian Syron Brian Syron ... The Entrepreneur
Robert Brough Robert Brough ... Commentator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marlon Holden Marlon Holden ... Band Member
Wilbur Wilde Wilbur Wilde ... Lead Singer
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Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon, It is the greatest endurance test of them all: a marathon involving a 20 kilometer beach run, 6 kilometer swim and a 17 kilometer surf ski from Surfers Paradise along the golden arc of beach to Coolangatta and back to the start. The Coolangatta Gold is a story of human endeavor and endurance against overwhelming odds. Written by Iain C

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aviation | son | father | speedo | brother | See All (143) »

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Doing your best and being the best are two different things See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gold and the Glory See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Director Igor Auzins' worked with actor Colin Friels on this movie, Friels being married to actress Judy Davis, who worked with Auzins on the earlier Australian productions, the film High Rolling in a Hot Corvette (1977), and the made-for-television mini-series Water Under the Bridge (1980). See more »

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All the flash of the Gold Coast in one surprisingly good movie.
20 June 1999 | by Chunk182See all my reviews

At first Coolangatta Gold seems pretty cheesy, but it turns out to be an entertaining movie. The acting is believable and you have to love the way the sand squeaks during the "running on the beach" scenes. Our bus driver reckoned that Coolangatta Gold is one of the few classic Australian films and I'd have to say that I agree with him. The sassy dirty dancing scene reminiscent of "Flashdance" is a great bonus as well.


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