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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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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$985,672
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Dolby

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Color
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Last acting role of Belinda Emmett. See more »

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References Grease (1978) See more »

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Life's Great If You Don't Weaken
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Oh the shame...
19 March 2003 | by hermanpeckelSee all my reviews

So you look at this movie and think - Eric Bana, great, Vince Colosimo, good, that guy from the Castle, yeah, good. You think Australian film set in a country town, plenty of potential here. This has to be great. How wrong could you be ? Characters that could be straight out of a primary school students "composition" book, a story line so projected Blind Freddy could see it coming and so many stereotypes and failed gags you'll be embarrased to watch it. I could only begin to feel the actors pain upon seeing themselves in this absolute flop of a movie.


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