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Billy's Holiday (1995)

R  |   |  Musical  |  26 July 1996 (USA)
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This movie is all about a normal guy called Billy Apples. He is a social drinker and sometimes lead singer of a band. While he is doing all of this, he still manages to bring up his teenage... See full summary »

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Billy Apples
Kris McQuade ...
Kate Hammond
Tina Bursill ...
Louise
Drew Forsythe ...
Sid Banks
Geneviève Lemon ...
Julie
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Rob McSpedden
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Casey Appleby (as Rachel Coopes)
Arianthe Galani ...
Anna
Garry Scale ...
Reg Conroy
Dylan Walters ...
Mack
Laurence Clifford ...
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Maggie Kirkpatrick ...
Maureen O'Hara
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Kristin
Jade Gatt ...
Alex
Maryanne Puntoriero ...
Melody
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This movie is all about a normal guy called Billy Apples. He is a social drinker and sometimes lead singer of a band. While he is doing all of this, he still manages to bring up his teenage daughter. One night while sitting at home Billy finds that he has a talent! He finds that he is able to sing like his idol, 50's singer Billie Holiday. From there he is going places, from huge live performances to even cutting a hit record, but in the end he must make a choice between the life he has, and the life he once knew. Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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Weird, original, and entertaining
21 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

I watched it on TV out of curiosity. How (and why?) could anybody make a movie about a white, paunchy, middle-aged, heterosexual, father named Billy in Australia who suddenly gains the ability to sing in the same high pitched voice and style as Billie Holiday from old Harlem, USA on the other side of the earth? Truly antipodal! The movie contains several entertaining musical numbers in swing style with dancing. The female characters seem more masculine than the men and the story seems to be about Billy becoming a better, happier person by accessing his "feminine side". I'm still not sure whose voice was used for the singing. I'm guessing it was, in fact, the lead actor's, Max Cullen which would be astonishing.


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