well as far as i can tell from these movies they were bc as we all know movies are always…
They're burning up the streets!
Teens P.J. and Goose get their thrills on BMX bikes, performing hair-raising tricks all across Sydney, Australia. Along with their new friend Judy, they discover a box of walkie-talkies -- and find out that a gang of criminals intends to use them to monitor police signals during a bank robbery. When the young trio snatches the devices, it propels them on a hair-raising adventure in which their pedaling skills might just save their necks.
BMX Bandits is edited so well, you'll believe Nicole Kidman can ride a bike.
Well, you know what they say. Two's company. Three gets us talked about.
This children's adventure film features a 16 year old Nicole Kidman making her film debut where she at one point says a not-so-subtle joke suggesting people will think dirty thoughts of her hanging out with two male friends and she likes that. A great film? Or greatest film ever made? It will take a wiser man then I to determine that.
An innocent film with a silly plot about three BMX kids that find stolen walkie-talkies which leads to bad guys chasing them. Joining Kidman on their bikes are James Lugton, who I've apparently seen in nothing before, and Angelo D'Angelo, who obviously had parents that…
Let me tell you something about BMX Bandits. BMX Bandits is fanfuckingtastic. It's the Mad Max: Fury Road of cycling movies. If Ferris Bueller's Day Off is set in the beachside Australian suburb of Manly and all the kids are bike nuts and love wearing bright colored clothing, it’d probably look like this. BMX Bandits is such a fun film from start to finish. It's ‘80s family adventure done right. Simple story, likable characters, immaculate pacing, incredible action sequences—this film's got it all covered. From the stunts to the camera angles, just about everything is so well-choreographed. A big portion of the runtime is composed of lengthy chase scenes that are super exciting because the bikes can go almost anywhere.…
Holy shit where has this movie been all of my life?!?
Watching this movie was a blast but seeing it in 35mm on a big screen in a theater full of like-minded people made it even better.
I don't remember if I read it here on Letterboxd, from Exhumed Films themselves, or if someone told me this once but it was described to me as an Australian Goonies on BMX bikes. That's kind of an apt description but whereas in the Goonies they're being chased on foot, most of BMX Bandits is three kids on BMX bikes being chased by a car. I don't know if that really conveys how awesome a BMX/car chase actually is but trust me...it rules.…
This movie really has everything:
Young Nicole Kidman with her awesome hair and her stunt double that is obviously a guy in a wig. Not to mention that she says one of my favorite lines in the movie, "Your little walkie talkies...have gone walkies."
Two witty boys named Goose and P.J. (by the way P.J.'s real name is Angelo D'Angelo, and when I googled him to find a picture, this came up).
Two hilarious goons that I actually laughed pretty hard at throughout the entire movie.
A really long chase scene between a car and three bmx bikes...and I loved every second of it.
Oh, BMX Bandits. You were in my Netflix queue for so long. I'm sorry it took me so long to finally watch you.
A gang of bmx-ing kids accidentally stumble upon a secret cache of Walkie-talkies (apparently there was a hot Walkie-talkie black market in the '80s) and end up in the crosshairs of some gangsters. Famous for being the debut feature of Nicole Kidman, this Australian feature is a true oddity. Cheesy beyond belief and so very 80s, BMX Bandits features bad music, plenty of montages and Kidman BMX-ing down a water slide. What's not to like?
Angelina Jolie has Hackers, Nicole Kidman has BMX Bandits.
Low-budget 80's action from down under. If this was made today it would be something on the Disney channel.
I think I like the aesthetic of this film more than the actual film. That said, it was still a fun time. I think there's a good deal of this in Turbo Kid and it's hard to deny that this was one of the big influences on that film.
silly, but fun, Saturday morning fare.
Dated and faddish for sure (was BMX really that BIG of a thing in Australia?) but still has enough light-weight entry level thrills for the young uns'.
And yes, it's amusing now to see a very young, frizzy haired Nicole Kidman zip around on a BMX.
I don't know which I find funnier, the idea that Nicole Kidman is secretly an expert stunt bike rider or the fact that some lanky stunt person had to put on a frizzy red clown wig to do all the tricks for the bike riding sequences of this movie.
And, oh boy, are there a lot of bike riding sequences in this movie. The first half is packed full of 80s montages of the kids trick riding, and the second half is basically one long chase. The filmmakers here were really banking on the notion that people in 1983 loved BMX bikes. BMX bikes and slapstick humor and really bad patter. There's nothing more cringey than the kids trying to…
As awesomely 80s as this is, BMX Bandits has everything going for it but ultimately has nothing to show. The film boils down to nothing more than an extended chase sequence, and a boring one at that. Recommended mainly for the eye popping colors and the above average cinematography.
I didn't understand why anyone would compare it to Fury Road and then these Australians had what felt like six hours worth of chasing. Good colors.
The Citizen Kane of 80s extreme sports movies.
A few funish moments but it's neither bad or good enough to recommend unless you already have some baked-in nostalgia for it.
Mega weird sub-Ozploitation flick which sees Nicole Kidman as a BMX enthusiast who, along with two mates, steals a bunch of walkie-talkies from some apparently notorious bank robbers. Obviously the robbers turn out to be about as useful as an arsehole at the end of your nose, and it all turns into a suds-drenched calamity of bizarre road accidents and two-wheeled hijinks.
Ozploitation films are, according to Wikipedia
a type of low budget horror, comedy and action films made in Australia after…