BMX Bandits

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1983 | Color
  • Running Time: 88 Min.
  • Production Co: Nilsen Premiere
  • Distribution Co: Progress Film-Verleih (1989) (Germany) (theatrical) | Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont (1984) (France) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • Written by Patrick Edgeworth, Russell Hagg
  • Starring David Argue, John Ley, Nicole Kidman, Angelo D'Angelo, James Lugton, Bryan Marshall
  • Produced by Tom Broadbridge, Brian Burgess, Paul F. Davies
  • Original Music by Colin Stead, Frank Strangio
  • Cinematography by John Seale
  • Film Editing by Alan Lake

Also Known As

  • Die BMX-Bande (Germany) | Los Bicivoladores (Argentina / Spain) | BMX banditák (Hungary) | La Banda della Bmx (Italy) | Bandyci kontra BMX (Poland) | Le Gang des BMX (France) | Short Wave (USA - video title) (bootleg title)


  • A high flying ride to adventure!


Brian Trenchard-Smith says the script was originally set in Melbourne but he persuaded them to re-set it in Sydney. He set it on the northern beaches and wrote action sequences based on "my concept for the BMX action being putting BMX bikes where BMX bikes aren’t meant to be." Trenchard-Smith: I wanted to capture the spirit of the Ealing comedies and British films of the ‘50s and ‘60s that were clearly aimed at children and delivered action and fun in a largely cartoonish way." (Wikipedia)

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