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]

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

$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]

Reception[edit]

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.

Soundtrack[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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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