Rikky and Pete

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Rikky and Pete
Directed by Nadia Tass
Written by David Parker
Starring Stephen Kearney
Nina Landis
Tetchie Agbayani
Bill Hunter
Bruno Lawrence
Bruce Spence
Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Dorothy Alison
Don Reid
Music by Eddie Rayner
[(Brian Baker)]
Phil Judd (songs)
Cinematography David Parker
Running time
101 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$4million[1]
Box office $1,071,875 (Australia)

Rikky and Pete is a 1988 Australian film directed by Nadia Tass and written by David Parker starring Stephen Kearney and Nina Landis.[2]


Rikky Menzies (Nina Landis) and Pete Menzies (Stephen Kearney) are sister and brother. Rikky is an out-of-work geologist, and aspiring singer (vocals by Wendy Matthews). Pete is a misfit who dreams up weird inventions. Pursued by police sergeant Whitstead (Bill Hunter), on whom Pete has been playing practical jokes, they flee to the mining town of Mount Isa.



$3 million of the budget was provided by United Artists with the rest of the money raised privately in Australia through 10BA. Shooting took place in Melbourne and Broken Hill.[1]


Box Office[edit]

Rikky and Pete grossed $1,071,875 at the box office in Australia,[3] which is equivalent to $2,014,185 in 2009 dollars.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p327-329
  2. ^ Philippa Hawker, "Rikky, Pete and mine over matter", Cinema Papers, May 1988 p26-28
  3. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office

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