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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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Freya Olson
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Trevor Leishman
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Nils Olson
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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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17 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Australian Graffiti  »

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$213,901 (USA)
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Phar Lap was a noted Australian racehorse of the late 1920s and early 1930s. He is renowned for his win in the Melbourne Cup. A film, Phar Lap (1983), has been made about him. 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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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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The Lark Ascending
Written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
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Enjoyable and lovely to listen to.
16 December 2001 | by (Essex,U.K.) – 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 What originally made the movie stand out for me was the sound track.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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