BMX Bandits

BMX Bandits was an Australian film made in 1982-3 and released in Australian Cinemas in December 1983. There wouldn't have been too many BMXers that didn't see this film back in the early 80's. Starring Nicole Kidman in her first role, the movie would go on to reach cult status around the world, with various remasters and re-releases on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray formats. Of interest to the Australian BMX community is that the stunts were performed by Craig White, and Diamond Back Factory Team Pro riders Jim O'Neill and Robert Moreton. Bikes and equipment for the movie were supplied by Diamond Back distributor, Technicomps. The stunt riders were paid $1000 each per week to work on the movie - not bad money for those days.

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BMX Bandits Final Shooting Script

Credits *

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Writers: Patrick Edgeworth, Russell Hagg

CAST

David Argue - Whitey
John Ley – Moustache
Nicole Kidman – Judy
Angelo D’Angelo – PJ
James Lugton – Goose
Bryan Marshall – The Boss
Brian Sloman – The Creep
Peter Browne – Police constable
Bill Brady – Police Sergent
Linda Newton – Policewoman
Bob Hicks – Heavy 1
Guy Norris – Heavy 2
Chris Hession – Heavy 3
Norman Hodges – Drunk
Tracey Wallace – Buxom Lady
Michael Gillette – Vicar
Brian Best – Supermarket manager
Jerry D’Angelo  – Boy 1
Malcolm Day – Boy 2
Ray Marshall – Foreman
Patrick Mansfield – Crane Driver
Alan McQueen – Workman
Anthony Alafaci  – Fat kid
Craig Hopcroft – Kid 1
Marty Irwin – Kid 2
Fiona Gage – Young girl
Paul Flaherty – Businessman
Andy Clarke – Man with Mattress
Claude Lambert – Trendy Delivery man
Rocky McDonald – Man on escalator
Deanne North – Lady golfer
Wayne Pearce – Man on ladder
Avril Wynne – Waitress
Chris Galletti – Road gang foreman
Jeff Brown – Worker
Gavin Critchley – Frasers Foam Man 1
Jack Morton – Frasers Foam Man 2

PRODUCTION STAFF AND CREW

Produced by

Tom Broadbridge – producer
Brian Burgess – associate producer
Paul F. Davies – producer

Original music by

Colin Stead, Frank Strangio

Cinematography by

John Seale

Film editing by

Alan Lake

Casting by

Susie Maizels

Production design by

Ross Major

Costume design by

Lesley McLennan

Makeup Department

Sally Gordan – makeup artist
Willi Kenrick – hair stylist

Production Management

Carolynne Cunningham – production manager

Second Unit or Assistant Director

Roxanne Delbarre – fourth assistant director
Bob Howard – first assistant director
Ian Kenny – second assistant director
Murray Robertson – third assistant director

Art Department

Derrick Chetwyn – property buyer
Danie Daems – construction supervisor
Igor Lazareff – stand-by props
Terry Lord – construction worker

Sound Department

Gethin Creagh – sound mixer
Andrew Cunningham – assistant sound effects editor
Ken Hammond – sound recordist
Phil Judd – sound mixer
Robin Judge – assistant sound editor
Steve Miller – boom swinger
John Patterson – post-production sound
Andrew Steuart – supervising sound editor
Jim Walker – sound effects editor

Special Effects by

David Hardie – special effects technician
Chris Murray – special effects co-ordinator

Visual Effects by

Roger Cowland

Stunts

Bob Hicks – stunt co-ordinator
Robbie Moreton – stunt rider
Jim O’Neill – stunt rider
Craig White – stunt rider

Other crew

Rosslyn Abernethy – production secretary
Kimbal Anderson – production runner
Ross Berryman – additional photographer
Sam Bienstock – electrical best boy
Sue Blainey – assistant editor
Sally Bryant – unit nurse
Gary Carden – assistant grip
Andy Clarke – safety officer
Miriam Cortes – negative matcher
Jan Croker – unit publicist
Carolynne Cunningham – location manager
Candice Dubois – production accountant
Derry Field – clapper loader
Reg Garside – gaffer
Bill Gooley – laboratory liaison
Louis Irving – additional photographer
Boris Janjic – best boy grip
Joanne Kennedy – tutor
Peter Mardell – key grip
Steve Mason – focus puller
Jenny Miles – stand by wardrobe
Linda Ray – continuity
Helen Rixon – caterer
Joanne Rodney – production assistant
Phillip Shapiera – assistant grip
Mark Sullivan – assistant clapper loader
Bliss Swift – still photographer
Kathy Troutt – caterer
Des White – technical advisor: BMX

RELEASE DATES

AUSTRALIA – 22 DECEMBER 1983
SWEDEN – 22 FEBRUARY 1985
HUNGARY – 12 JUNE 1985
EAST GERMANY – 6 JANUARY 1989

FILMING LOCATIONS

Manly, New South Wales, Australia
New South Wales, Australia
Northern Beaches, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Warrigah Mall, Brookvale, New South Wales, Australia

* Credits reproduced from australiancinema.info website.

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