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The Nugget (2002)

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'The Nugget' looks at how instant wealth suddenly changes the lives of three working class men - not necessarily for the better, but always with hilarious consequences.

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Bill Bennett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Bana ... Lotto
Stephen Curry ... Wookie
Dave O'Neil Dave O'Neil ... Sue
Belinda Emmett Belinda Emmett ... Cheryl
Peter Moon Peter Moon ... Ratner
Vince Colosimo ... Dimitri
Max Cullen ... Wally
Karen Pang ... Moon Choo
Sallyanne Ryan ... Darlene
Alan Brough Alan Brough ... Jurgen
Jeff Truman ... George
Chris Haywood ... Doug
Jean Kittson Jean Kittson ... Joyce
Glenda Linscott Glenda Linscott ... Bunny
Jane Hall Jane Hall ... Lucy
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'The Nugget' is a tale about a group of three roadworkers who stumble upon the world's biggest nugget, and become instant millionaires - or so they think. The roadworkers are mates from way back, and each weekend they go out to an old goldmining site hoping to strike it rich. Each weekend they come back with nothing but a hangover. But then everything changes when they discover the world's biggest nugget - worth many millions of dollars. Written by Nugget Films Pty Ltd

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A Comedy Worth Its Weight In Gold (Early poster) See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az aranyrög See more »

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Opening Weekend:

$320,572 (Australia), 18 October 2002, Limited Release
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Dolby

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Color
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Australian actress Belinda Emmett's only ever theatrical feature film. See more »

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References The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

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Life's Great If You Don't Weaken
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A Australian Classic
11 May 2008 | by miruleyallSee all my reviews

Summary:

If you want to experience some Australian culture on your screen watch this movie.

It is a story of a bunch of local council slackers and their "discovery", a simple tale of fate and mate ship.

Direction, writing and acting is all very smooth, Australian, cut and very funny.

Feeling good the Aussie way.

Read below if want slightly more detailed information:

Eric Bana does very well in his role, it suits him down to the ground, the character he plays is very likable, a local council worker wanting more material things in life but does not have the money.

His friends are also very funny and there is many moments of funny interactions on screen.


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