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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 October 1987 (USA)
In 1962, a 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... See full summary »

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Loene Carmen ...
Freya Olson
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Trevor Leishman
Graeme Blundell ...
Nils Olson
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Anne Olson
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Bob Leishman
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Jonah
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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In 1962, a 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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Drama | Romance

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17 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Australian Graffiti  »

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$213,901 (USA)
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Trivia

There are two movies that are featured in this film that have no entry on IMDB -"Teenage Runaway" (a poster for this adorns the wall at the Astor Cinema) and "Summer Fire" (the group goes to see this at the Astor). There is the possibility that these are fictional items created for this film. There is no copyright acknowledgment in the Credits for "Summer Fire", which would be expected if it was a real film. A search for "Teenage Runaway" on IMDB does not find any movies with this exact title, nor any with this theme from an appropriate time period (pre-1962). See more »

Goofs

Freya's hair position changes between camera angles while she's laying down being hypnotized by Danny. See more »

Connections

References The World of Suzie Wong (1960) See more »

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Diana
Written by Joe Sherman and Paul Anka
Performed by Paul Anka
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Enjoyable and lovely to listen to.
16 December 2001 | by (Essex,U.K.) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the film. The two young actors are well cast. What originally made the movie stand out for me was the sound track. I had never seen,or heard, a film that used the music of Vaughn Williams before. I was flicking channels one night when the music made me stop and I watched the rest of the film. I have watched it twice since. Gloomy, moving and fascinating.


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