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Rikky and Pete (1988)

Follow the lives of Rikky, a talanted geologist, and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a ... See full summary »

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Nadia Tass

Writer:

David Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Kearney ... Pete Menzies
Nina Landis Nina Landis ... Rikky Menzies
Tetchie Agbayani ... Flossie
Bill Hunter ... Whitstead
Bruno Lawrence ... Sonny
Bruce Spence ... Ben
Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Adam
Dorothy Alison ... Mrs. Menzies
Don Reid Don Reid ... Mr. Menzies
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Delahunty
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Desk Sergeant
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... George Pottinger
Roderick Williams Roderick Williams ... Holy Joe
Denis Lees Denis Lees ... Fingers
Robert Baxter Robert Baxter ... Truckyard Man (as Rob Baxter)
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Storyline

Follow the lives of Rikky, a talanted geologist, and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a desert mining town full of zany individualists. Written by Karl Olson <karl@gocougs.wsu.edu>

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The things we do to prove that we can do the things we do. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1988 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$206,138
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

In the Dark
Written by Phil Judd (as Philip Judd)
Sung by Wendy Matthews
Musicians: Michael Den Elzen, Phil Judd (as Philip Judd), Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs, Doug Beach and Louis McManus
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Good Aussie movie
13 March 2015 | by mmoran440See all my reviews

Saw this long ago, and the movie has stuck with me, partly for it's feel, and partly for the crazy inventions that I wish I had thought of. Been looking for it for years, and can't find a copy anywhere. One thing about the crazy inventions- they all had to be made to work in the film. Pete makes a machine that folds newspapers into the shape of paper airplanes to chuck them at people's houses to make his paper route more efficient- the giant paper airplanes get flung from the machine itself and really fly. He gets himself run out of town for playing one revenge prank too many on the local constable, destroying the entire squad car fleet, because the constable, years before, accidentally ran down his mother in a crosswalk and crippled her. So he and his sister go on the run to the outback, and, helping her work as a geologist, he decides to make a mechanical horse so they can drill 6 holes into the rock at once instead of just one, and you can see him operating/riding the horse, and you can see they really had to figure out how to build one of these things to make it work. Overall, the whole movie reminded me of similar movies form Down Undah, like Red Dog, where the Aussie vibe really comes through.


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