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
Film Victoria
Cascade Films
Distributed by United Artists
(MGM/UA Communications)
Release date
  • 1988 (1988)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$4million[1]
Box office A$1,071,875 (Australia)

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


Rikky Menzies (Nina Landis) is an out-of-work geologist and aspiring singer (vocals by Wendy Matthews). Her brother Pete Menzies (Stephen Kearney) is a misfit inventor. To find peace of mind and escape the ire of Police Sergeant Whitstead (Bill Hunter), they travel the outbacks of Australia until they reach the desert mining town of Mount Isa and its own zany individualists.



While United Artists provided $3 million of the budget, 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 A$1,071,875 at the box office in Australia,[3] which is equivalent to $2,014,185 in 2009 dollars.



  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 Archived 18 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

Further reading[edit]

  • Murray, Scott (editor), Australian Film, 1978-1994, Oxford, 1995. ISBN 0-19-553777-7

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