Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Whitey
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Moustache
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Angelo D'Angelo ...
P.J.
James Lugton ...
Goose
Bryan Marshall ...
The Boss
Brian Sloman ...
The Creep
Peter Browne ...
Police Constable
Bill Brady ...
Police Sergeant
Linda Newton ...
Police Woman
Bob Hicks ...
Heavy #1
Guy Norris ...
Heavy #2
Chris Hession ...
Heavy #3
Norman Hodges ...
The Drunk
Tracy Wallace ...
Buxom Lady (as Tracey Wallace)
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Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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29 December 1983 (Australia)  »

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AUD 1,050,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Brian Trenchard-Smith's aim with the film was to recapture some of the spirit of the Ealing comedies and films from the 50s and 60s that were clearly aimed at children. See more »

Goofs

When the bike is seen going down the water slide, the pedal on the underside has been removed. See more »

Quotes

Judy: Your little walkie talkies... have gone walkies.
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Referenced in That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #1.1 (2006) See more »

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I'm Ready To Fly (Kangaroo Hop)
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Performed by The Papers
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This means everything to me
18 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I and my brother rented this movie for our birthdays for, I don't know, something like five years in a row. Even though it might not be a philosophical masterpiece, it's one of the dearest memories I have from my childhood. I gave it a 10. I'm renting it again for my brother's bachelor party. If he ever finds a woman to marry, that is.


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