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BMX Bandits


Sat 10 Mar 2018, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full Price: $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  • Concession: $8.20 ($8.00 + $0.20 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


A New Zealand Bicycle Film Festival Event – teens PJ and Goose get their thrills on BMX bikes, performing hair-raising tricks all across Sydney. Along with their new friend Judy (Nicole Kidman), 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 snatch the devices, it propels them on a hair-raising adventure in which their pedaling skills might just save their necks.

1980s dress-up screening on Saturday, 10 March:
In celebration of Nicole's big 1980s hair the Saturday 10 March screening will include a 80s dress-up competition for you and your bike! Throw on some fluro, curl up your hair and be in for some great prizes.

The New Zealand Bicycle Film Festival runs to 17 March. Search “Nga Taonga” to find the full list of Festival events.

“The film, described by Quentin Tarantino as Australia’s equivalent of The Goonies, follows a trio of whippersnappers who whiz around Sydney on BMX bikes, foiling the plot of criminal masterminds while careening through suburban locations: streets, plazas, piers, a cemetery and even waterslides. After a montage of close-up shots – the donning of helmets, kneecaps and wristbands; the mounting of bikes and flicks of feet on pedals – PJ and Goose crash into a young mall trolley collector, unfairly fired by a snarky boss. She is a frizzy-haired, rosy-cheeked, pale-skinned fellow freewheeling spirit named Judy, played by a 16-year-old Nicole Kidman in her first feature film role. The three band together and chance upon a secret stash of special walkie talkies, that happen to play an important part of a nefarious plan hatched by a local criminal outfit.” — Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian

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