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Running from the Guns (1987)

Pete and Dave accidentally pick up a container belonging to a gang of criminals at the dock. Returning the merchandise is easier said than done.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Blake Jon Blake ... Davie
Mark Hembrow ... Peter
Nikki Coghill ... Jill
Terence Donovan Terence Donovan ... Bangles
Peter Whitford ... Terry
Patrick Ward Patrick Ward ... Mulcahy
Warwick Sims Warwick Sims ... Simon Martin
Bill Kerr ... Gilman
Gerard Kennedy Gerard Kennedy ... Big Jim
Toni Lamond Toni Lamond ... Davie's mom
Gus Mercurio Gus Mercurio ... Chazza
Ken Snodgrass Ken Snodgrass ... Ocker
Nick Waters Nick Waters ... Raeburn
David Bickerstaff David Bickerstaff ... Cranston
Gregory Ross Gregory Ross ... Mallard (as Greg Ross)


Pete and Dave accidentally pick up a container belonging to a gang of criminals at the dock. Returning the merchandise is easier said than done.

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Release Date:

16 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Enterprise See more »

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Burrowes Film Group See more »
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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »


Featured in Idiot Box (1996) See more »


Free Enterprise
Performed by Billy Thorpe
From the album "Children Of The Sun...Revisited" (1987)
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Great classic
26 July 2007 | by cebodybuildersSee all my reviews

Fantastic Australian cult movie in the class of Mad Max and Running on Empty.Had to be around that era to understand the buzz of a GTHO and other classic cars.Probably a bit late for its time.Wish I could find a good copy of the movie though.To see the wheels spinning and to see the shaker working on the HO is something to remember as well as the mechanic spanner.If your younger than middle age and not Australian you'll probably won't understand some of the humor,such as "Spanner,grab the bottle of BUNDY will Ya".Jon Blake was a fantastic actor that could have had the status of Mel Gibson if it wasn't for a tragic car accident that landed him as a paraplegic with brain damage.I for one as well as a lot of other people where saddened when we heard of this event.Classic Aussie actor of his time.Great in The Light horsemen with a bunch of other great Australian actors.

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