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BMX Bandits

Post by moominpapa » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:21 am

I bought this film the other day due to a mate telling me it was an 80's classic. I really wish i hadn't now as it has spoiled my memories and enjoyment of both BMXing and Nicole Kidman. A truely terrible film. :(
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:34 am

My mum bought me the DVD for christmas. I'm under no illusions though, it was always a terrible kid's movie. There's no denying its a cultural classic though, to be watched and remembered fondly. Just don't feel the need to watch the whole thing - even back in the day that was a chore, just skip to the 'good' bits.

I was never quite sure why it gained the foothold it did, I suspect its more down to the lack of any other BMX footage than any sign of quality.

Still, I have it and I'm glad I do, as my old Betamax copy is long gone.
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Post by rocky1980 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:42 am

I bought this film the other day due to a mate telling me it was an 80's classic. I really wish i hadn't now as it has spoiled my memories and enjoyment of both BMXing and Nicole Kidman. A truely terrible film.

Not of a mate :( its reallyis a bad bad film, if you are looking for a classic film try explorers

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089114/
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Post by drewbar » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:52 pm

It's actually the only decent film Kidman has made.

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Post by Mulletino » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:30 pm

I also have this (is this some kind of confessional?) but I think I spent the whole film looking at the bikes and trying to work out which make/models they were from the frames.

/me still hankering for a P.K. Ripper. :(
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Post by DonkeySpank » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:44 am

I have BMX Bandits on DVD and it's awesome - come on guys, it was never a classic/quality movie, but as a bit of bmx/retro action it rocks. I remember back in the day I used to watch it on Sky/Astra and WISH like hell that I too could have a BMX - then one year I got a bike for christmas - a drop-handle racer - was gutted until that Yellow Pages advert changed my mind and made it cool to own a racer ("saddle like a razor blade..." LOL).

BMX Bandits had everything a young teen lad needed back in the day - sunshine, seaside, BMXing, Kidman, arcades, crooks and water slides!

THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH BMX BANDITS!!

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Post by psj3809 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:04 am

Aged badly but yeah back in the day it was superb, still gutted i didnt have a BMX and instead my folks got me a 'pretend' one in a 'Commando', weighed a ton that bike.

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Post by rocky1980 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:05 am

Did you that

In 2005 pop/rock band Wheatus released a song called "BMX Bandits", the chorus of which mentions "Nicole" and the walkie talkies.


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Post by shifter » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:38 pm

Niche movie some love some hate..

it has aged badly but i still quite enjoy it.if you just watch it not disect it.

but must admit i will always enjoy RAD more :)

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Post by DonkeySpank » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:33 am

I want a BMX Bandits t-shirt...

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Post by rocky1980 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:17 am

I want a BMX Bandits t-shirt...
Try here

http://cgi.ebay.com.my/BMX-Bandits-Film ... 0232326382
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Post by DonkeySpank » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:07 am

Nice find, however the print on those ebay shirts looks awful! :) I want an authetic BMX Bandits t-shirt like "what they wear in da movie innit".

I really feel the need to watch this again now, I love BMX Bandits!!

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Post by STranger81 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:27 am

When I was young id rent this out of the video shop for the whole 6 weeks holidays and we'd watch it no end, and then we'd go onto the park with our BMXs and pretend we were in the film.

Whats even worse is that we adopted the lingo from the skate/BMX crowd, using words like "radical" "totally" and of course, "dude". Which sounded even cooler because we had our massive caps and luminous shorts.

Christ we were cool.
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Post by DonkeySpank » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:44 am

Aye, same 'ere! It was great and we too looked grrrrreat! LOL :)

I think we even went as far as giving each other BMX Bandit nicknames like "goose" and "diamonback" HAHAHAHAHA jeez... :shock:

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Post by rocky1980 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:29 am

If you had a BMX back in the day then you were cool
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