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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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Danny Embling
Loene Carmen ...
Freya Olson
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Trevor Leishman
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Nils Olson
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Anne Olson
Malcolm Robertson ...
Bruce Embling
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Sheila Embling
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Bob Leishman
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Jonah
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Tom Alcock
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Sergeant Pierce
Vincent Ball ...
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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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Drama | Romance

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17 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Australian Graffiti  »

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$213,901
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Trivia

The poem read by the teacher is "Train Journey" by Judith Wright. See more »

Goofs

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 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Tower of Strength
Written by Bob Hilliard and Burt Bacharach
Performed by Gene McDaniels
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Enjoyable and lovely to listen to.
16 December 2001 | by 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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