Mike (Colin Friels – MALCOLM) and his buddy, Johnny (Harold Hopkins – DON’S PARTY), are miners in search of sapphires in the harsh emerald belt of Central Queensland. Joined by rough diamonds Ted (Bruce Spence – MAD MAX) and Stella (Kris McQuade – STRICTLY BALLROOM), these likeable battlers pin their hopes on a new claim until a big mining company moves in on their turf with machines, bulldozers – and guns! With the help of a travelling city doctor (Norman Kaye – LONELY HEARTS), these mates are determined to play the big miners at their own games.
This rollicking Aussie favourite won the AFI for Best Screenplay in 1983 – producer John Dingwall’s follow-up to his masterpiece, SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY (1975). Presented on a pristine new digital transfer, this rarely-seen gem is presented for the first time ever on DVD.