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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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A bodgie was a term used to describe a male member of a particular youth sub-culture in Australia from the end of the Second World War until the early 1960s. 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 Best of Everything (1959) See more »

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Written by Bill Anderson
Performed by The Delltones and also by Noah Taylor
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My favorite movie ever!
26 November 2001 | by (WASHINGTON STATE) – See all my reviews

This movie is the best film I've ever seen in my life.

I saw it for the fist time last summer, and has been my favorite ever since.

A coming of age story, this movie is set against the early sixties and what it was like growing up as a teen, in Australia, it tells a story of two teenagers trying to find themselves and eventually each other during one year. The laughter and tears makes this movie a classic, and will be adored by teens for years to come. Danny and Fay, are the best characters and best teenagers you would ever want to know, and have as friends. They become your best friends and when tragedy strikes, you're right there with them.

I hope each and every one of you who will watch this movie and give it a chance, I know I did. The photography alone will entice you to stay and watch the whole thing. With beautiful shots, love scenes, friendships, and just being a teen, this film is my favorite, and will stay my favorite for many years to come, and my voice has already broken.


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