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The Gold and the Glory (1984)

The Coolangatta Gold (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 22 November 1984 (USA)
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 »


Igor Auzins


Peter Schreck, Max Oldfield (developed from an idea by) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Wilbur Wilde Wilbur Wilde ... Lead Singer
Paul Clark Paul Clark ... Band Member
Martin Holt Martin Holt ... Band Member
Marlon Holden Marlon Holden ... Band Member
Scott Thompson Scott Thompson ... Band Member


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 (141) »


Brother against brother, father against son. All competing for...THE COOLANGATTA GOLD! See more »


Drama | Sport


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The amount of winning prize money for the Collangatta Gold iron-man surf live-saving competition was Australian $20,000 worth of gold bullion. See more »


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Fraction too much Friction
Sung by Wilbur Wilde
Written by Tim Finn
Produced by John Sayers
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an Aussie sporting epic like no other
24 July 2005 | by trojans7See all my reviews

this is no classic it not even that great but is purer Aussie. but this movie was and still is one of the most expensive movie made down under. at 10 million in 84 it was unheard of ,in 2005 impossible, for that its an Aussie epic like no other. it maybe just a trashy mix of sporting clichés but works and the cinematography is beautiful.it captures the gold coast and the hinterland of queensland perfectly.

now if you did not know it's now available on DVD.in all its widescreen glory,its a must purchase.plus it has a few extra thats with a look.

As for the race there is rumor that it is back on again this year. who in there right mind would enter such a race is beyond me.

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