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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 October 1987 (USA)
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During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Austrailia 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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During the year 1962, a young prepubescent boy in rural Austrailia 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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The police car driven by the police Sergeant is an XP Ford Falcon which were produced from March 1965 to September 1966. They did not exist in 1962. See more »

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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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One Hundred Pounds of Clay
Written by Kay Rogers, Luther Dixon and Bob Elgin
Performed by Gene McDaniels
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This is a great film!
28 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The Year My Voice Broke is the finest film to come from Australia.

The acting is wonderful, the scenery is glorious, the cinematography superb, and everything clicks to make for a very moving story. This is one of my all-time favorities of all movies every made. The young actors are very natural in their approach to acting and one feels they are very real people who are going through this strange change in life through which all must pass. Kudos to the director and the producers.


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