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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
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Nils Olson
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Anne Olson
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Tom Alcock
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Anja Coleby ...
Gail Olson
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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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17 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Australian Graffiti  »

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$213,901 (USA)
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Danny's nickname is bandy, short for bandicoot. A bandicoot is a small Australian marsupial. 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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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Music written by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by The Everly Brothers
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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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