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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 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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$320,572 (Australia), 18 October 2002, Limited Release
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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 Ally McBeal (1997) See more »

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Life's Great If You Don't Weaken
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Not fool's gold, no way, plenty of fun in this Aussie comedy, plus Eric Bana, be still my heart
8 February 2014 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Lotto (Eric Bana, perhaps the only actor known in the States in this film), and his two buddies Wookie and Sue (yes, a boy named Sue), work for the road department. They live in semi-rural Australia and, while the jobs pay the bills, these guys dream big. To bask in extreme wealth, that's their goals. But, too often, to the chagrin of their wives, they blow money on bets and frivolity. Lotto even uncovers a 100 thousand dollar ticket but, bad luck, the tiny scratch off falls in a drain, never to be seen again. Desperate, the men have heard that "there's gold in them ther hills" nearby. Purchasing an expensive metal detector, they spend every weekend searching for treasure. What a way to make mates happy! Nevertheless, they find a HUGE nugget of gold and, very joyful, bury it. But, someone has watched them. Now, they must resort to trickery to get it back. Can they do it? Oh, and they have already told their boss to take their jobs and shove em! This is a fine Australian comedy with the one and only Eric Bana, made just as he was reaching stardom. He is funny and, along with his two co-horts, form a great new trio of stooges. The rest of the cast is nice, too, as is the scenery, script, and fun-filled direction. You won't be a fool to go for the gold with this little winner!


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