Los Angeles Times - 05/27/1988
"...[The filmmakers] have such a light, dry comic touch that the movie seems to be dreaming itself up as it goes along. It has the snappy opportunism of a good silent comedy -- and a similar delight in colorful gadgetry and eccentrics..."
Follow the lives of Rikky, a talented geologist and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a desert mining town full of zany individualists.
In Australia, Rikky is a researcher and frustrated country-western songstress. Her brother Pete creates wacky, gadgety contraptions, and is being sought by a revenge-seeking cop. When the siblings decide to move, they end up in a small community, where they unexpectedly become very wealthy! However, the lives of Rikky and Pete are about to turn upside-down a few more times...
Small Town Life |