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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
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Nils Olson
Lynette Curran ...
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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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$213,901 (USA)
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Danny's mother draws Aquanita in a Melbourne Cup sweep. The horse ran 3rd in the 1962 Melbourne Cup. A sweep is a competition where each participant pays an entry fee and is given a horse in a race. Prizes are usually paid to the holders of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses. See more »

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

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References The Leech Woman (1960) 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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