Nicole Kidman in “BMX Bandits” (1983)

Before the celebrity marriages, Stanley Kubrick movies and hair straightener, Nicole Kidman started her career playing a BMX-loving supermarket checkout girl in the low-budget and fun-loving Australian sport-action film "BMX Bandits." As the frizzy-haired Judy, the then 15-year-old Kidman, clad in yellow helmet and pink racing shirt, and her cohorts P.J. and Goose get chased across the suburbs of Sydney by a gang of incompetent, would-be bank robbers who think the kids have stolen their walkie talkies. The film inspired the Wheatus song "BMX Bandits" whose animated video features a red-haired Nicole stand-in and the chorus shout-out "Hey Nicole!"

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