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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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Bill Bennett
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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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Being filthy rich is a dirty business. See more »

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Comedy

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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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Eric Bana was the first choice to play Xander Cage in xXx (2002), but turned it down to do this movie. 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 laugh a minute
17 October 2002 | by vallentineSee all my reviews

The Nugget is a very funny film. There is a laugh every minute and the three male leads have some golden moments. Their mateship, which is threatened by greed, survives the turmoils wrought by the prospect of instant wealth. Line of the film is when Steven Curry says of his mates to his wife.'They dont judge me' The film opens with the most impressive crane shot you've ever seen. It looked like a small helicopter did the it but they dont make them that small. The wives of the three mates are all great individual characters. Likeable but not cliched. Producer, Writer and Director Bill Bennett really knows how to make a great film. Go and see it.


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