Young Detectives on Wheels (1987)

PG | | Family | 1987 (New Zealand)
A mother-less boy and his older sister are forced to move to a big town when their father's farming enterprise fails, and they are not happy about it. Almost immediately, on their doorstep, they get caught up in a major jewel theft.

Director:

Wayne Tourell

Writer:

Ken Catran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josie Vendramini Josie Vendramini ... Sandra Mitchell
Fraser Stephen-Smith Fraser Stephen-Smith ... Mike Mitchell
Neha Belton Neha Belton ... Gary Hohepa
Justin Kendall Justin Kendall ... Sonny
Jason King Jason King ... Broadside
Willy Weatherall Willy Weatherall ... Jais
Caine Mangakahia Caine Mangakahia ... Split
Penny Lowe Penny Lowe ... Lee
Don Selwyn Don Selwyn ... Mr. Enderby / The Spook
Paul Gittins Paul Gittins ... Cr. Coucy / Mr Signet
Ken Blackburn Ken Blackburn ... Inspector Hawley
Marise Grant Marise Grant ... D.S. Flett
Peter McCauley ... Brian Mitchell
Sarah Peirse ... Auntie Kim
Susan Trainor Susan Trainor ... Rita

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A mother-less boy, Mike (Fraser Stephen-Smith), and his older sister, Sandra (Josie Vendramini), are forced to move to a big town when their father's farming enterprise fails, and they are not happy about it. Almost immediately, on their doorstep, they get caught up in a major jewel theft. This was originally an eight-episode Children's television series, "Steel Riders", made in New Zealand; soon after being aired internationally, it was edited together and unfortunately reduced in length to make a VHS video movie in the USA, re-titled "Young Detectives On Wheels". The main casualty in the movie edit relates to the sub-plot of the BMX boys trying to save their track from redevelopment, as well as general scenes in which Mike and Sandra try to establish themselves in new surroundings.

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Genres:

Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild caper action
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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (New Zealand) See more »

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Production Co:

Miramax See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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