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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  17 October 1987 (USA)
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During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby ... See full summary »

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Freya Olson
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Trevor Leishman
Graeme Blundell ...
Nils Olson
Lynette Curran ...
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Harold Hopkins ...
Tom Alcock
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Sergeant Pierce
Vincent Ball ...
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Anja Coleby ...
Gail Olson
Kylie Ostara ...
Alison
Kelly Dingwall ...
Barry
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During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off a chain of events that irreversibly changes the lives of everyone involved. Written by Jojo Mac

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It was incredible. It was the year that changed everything. Forever.

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17 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Australian Graffiti  »

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The theme from the 'Blue Hills' radio show is heard. This show was a staple of Australian radio, running from 1949 to 1976. Queenie Ashton who plays Mrs O'Neil in this film was one of the long-standing cast members. See more »

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When Danny and Freya stand on the line watching the train pass, the crew's image is reflected in the shiny side of the train carriages. See more »

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Australian classic - Growing up in the real Australia
18 February 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is a genuine and moving portrayal of growing up in Australia. On some level, the film makes the mundane haunting and beautiful. For people wanting to see the 'real' Australia, rather than the Crocodile Dundee myths, this movie is a classic.

Definitely a film for the sentimental thinker. Like most Australian movies, it lacks the big-budget shoot em up special effect American style. It is more laid back, and lets the characters tell their stories. It made quite an impression in Australia when released, but was less successful overseas.

The sequel of this movie, "Flirting", starred Nicole Kidman and Thandie Newton, who played a cameo in "Interview with the Vampire" opposite Tom Cruise.


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