Buddies, the most requested title on australianscreen online, released today to eagerly awaiting fans by Umbrella Entertainment who are excited with announcement of this re-release of the much sought after title.
Buddies tells the story of two young miners, Mike and Johnny (Colin Friels and Harry Hopkins) in the gem fields of Central Queensland, taking on the big boys by banding together so that they can stake their claim and make their fortune. They are likeable battlers who take on the might of the big corporate dollar who move in on their turf with the new machines, bulldozers, and guns!
With the help of a travelling city doctor (Norman Kaye – Lonely Hearts), the unyielding buddies play the big new miners at their own game. Shot on location near Emerald and Rubyvale, this rollicking Aussie favourite won the Australian Film Institute Award in 1983 for Best Screenplay and was the follow-up to John Dingwall’s classic screenplay Sunday Too Far Away (1975). Also stars Bruce Spence (Mad Max).
Consumer demand has been significant for this truly iconic Aussie film. Not only does it show case strong acting from the lead cast but Buddies was also nominated for 5 AFI award and the 1983 winner AFI Award winner for Best Screenplay.
Umbrella Entertainment is confident that the strong consumer demand that has lead to the release of this title will translate to strong sales.
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