The Nugget (2002)

The Nugget
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Low Level Coarse Language

Director: Bill Bennett
Actors: Eric Bana, Max Cullen, Stephen Curry, Vince Colosimo, Peter Moon, Dave O'Neil, Belinda Emmett

Lotto, (ERIC BANA - Chopper, Black Hawk Down), Wookie, (STEPHEN CURRY - The Castle, Changi) and Sue (DAVE O'NEIL - Australia's favourite stand-up comic) are three council road workers who decide to try their hand at prospecting. When they discover the world's largest gold nugget, their small town world is turned upside down. If they thought roadwork was messy business, they're soon to discover it's hard work being filthy rich!

From BILL BENNETT, the director of "Kiss and Kill" and "Spider and Rose", and also starring BELINDA EMMETT, VINCE COLOSIMO, PETER MOON, CHRIS HAYWOOD, and MAX CULLEN, this little Aussie gem is more than worth its weight in gold.

DVD
Status: Normal
Run time: 97mins
Origin: AUSTRALIA
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 16:9 Enhanced

Member Reviews (27)

Glen Kennewell
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I don't recall selecting this movie, as I have seen it before. However a notification was sent to me that it is on it's way...... Can this be cancelled??
Posted Friday, 14 February 2014 See my other reviews
A good funny Aussie movie. I liked it!
Posted Thursday, 5 December 2013 See my other reviews
rob245
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A lot of fun in the film, and good for some laughs.
Posted Saturday, 3 March 2012 See my other reviews
Jill
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I have enjoyed this movie on several occasions it covers struggles, greed, happiness etc etc ... an aussie classic .. Love Eric Bana and the beautiful Belinda Emmett
Posted Sunday, 18 September 2011 See my other reviews
Barbara C.
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Entertaining from beginning to end with alot of laughs along the way.
Posted Sunday, 31 October 2010 See my other reviews
David
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i thought tghe movie was very predictable as what was going to happen in the end and through outthe movie but over all was not to bad to watch
Posted Tuesday, 2 February 2010 See my other reviews
Rhoda J.
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Worth watching as a good Aussie comedy, however not as funny as I was expecting.
Posted Friday, 18 April 2008 See my other reviews
Vicki S.
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cute aussie movie
Posted Monday, 17 March 2008 See my other reviews
Peter A.
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Posted Tuesday, 10 October 2006 See my other reviews
Irene
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Slow at times but definately worth watching. Good Aussie humour.
Posted Saturday, 23 September 2006 See my other reviews
Andrew A.
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Excellent Australian humour. Will not be disappointed.
Posted Tuesday, 21 March 2006 See my other reviews
russell1981
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Disappointingly flat, unfunny comedy from thriller director Bennett, complete with try-hard oneliners (some of which come off) and a desperately thin story that is helped along by a top-notch comedy cast. If it's ever released internationally which seems likely, due to Bana?s top billing it will fare even worse than here, as much of the humour relies on the presumption that we know Bana from his television comedy days, Curry from "The Castle" and utility comedian Big Dave O'Neil. Emmett and the other female actors do the best with what they've got, which is absolutely nothing the film is, in many ways, a throwback to the nostalgic 1980s, complete with non-white ethnic stereotypes that fail spectacularly, and an unconvincing reliance on mateship as the central motif. After a woeful beginning, the main offender being Cullen's ridiculously lame voiceover, the film picks up somewhat in the middle before the mateship bond between the three lead characters is tested and plot takes over, and it fizzles towards a predictable and dissatisfying anticlimax. With Bennett at the helm, though, you wouldn?t expect it to be all bad, and it's not some of the one-liners do work (you've made it when you order your second Mongolian hotpot), television comedian Moon (from "Fast Forward") is brilliantly cast as the unscrupulous Ratner, and the bush scenery is typically breathtaking, though strangely underaccentuated. In the comic tradition of "The Castle", it's easy to see where the Working Dog film would have gone if it hadn't have been so damned funny! Hopefully Bennett won't give up on comedy, but it's one hell of a gap between this and success. The film premiered at Mudgee, where it was filmed, and where Bana, Curry and O'Neil arrived in the back of a ute.
Posted Thursday, 2 March 2006 See my other reviews
JDOld07
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No one takes the piss like Aussies! Probably on all accounts a very average "movie", but I loved it.
Posted Friday, 26 August 2005 See my other reviews
John
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Good for a view. A lot of aussie content in this movie.
Posted Tuesday, 2 August 2005 See my other reviews
Janet Bates
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Posted Monday, 4 April 2005 See my other reviews
Eric Holroyd
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Another great Australian comedy movie from the same stable as The Castle. I loved it.
Posted Tuesday, 25 January 2005 See my other reviews
Heidi Jarmaine
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Clever truly Aussie movie.
Posted Thursday, 28 October 2004 See my other reviews
Kathy Woo
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Posted Sunday, 17 October 2004 See my other reviews
Arno Willatowski
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Posted Friday, 8 October 2004 See my other reviews
Steve Paton
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Posted Tuesday, 14 September 2004 See my other reviews
Shaun Wolstenholme
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Definitely worth a watch.
Posted Monday, 31 May 2004 See my other reviews
Bill Fordham
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Posted Wednesday, 5 May 2004 See my other reviews
Ed Tyson
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Posted Thursday, 1 April 2004 See my other reviews
David
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Very Funny Australian Movie.
Julie
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A bit slow going and not as funny as I had expected. Found some of the deleted scenes funnier.
Ken
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A cute little movie. Very enjoyable.
Matthew
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Dreadful. Australian film making has got to stop trying to rely on the Castle or Corcodile Dundee formula for a succcessful film. Stepehn Curry and Eric Bana disgrace themselves in this tripe.