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Billy's Holiday (1995)

 -  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Apples
Kris McQuade ...
Kate Hammond
Tina Bursill ...
Drew Forsythe ...
Sid Banks
Geneviève Lemon ...
Rob McSpedden
Casey Appleby (as Rachel Coopes)
Arianthe Galani ...
Garry Scale ...
Reg Conroy
Dylan Walters ...
Laurence Clifford ...
Maggie Kirkpatrick ...
Maureen O'Hara
Sacha Horler ...
Jade Gatt ...
Maryanne Puntoriero ...


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 <>

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As of today, he's not the man he used to be!



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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »




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26 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Billy két élete  »

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Horribly outdated. Even at the time Its been made!
2 September 2007 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

This movie is an Australian musical, and as far as I know, Its meant to be played in cinemas. Although it never rises above a "Hallmark Channel" quality at no point.

The story goes like this: Our hero, Billy is an ordinary guy between 50 and 60. He works at a shop (or wherever he works), and has a daughter. He's divorced, and her daughter hates her, for being a major embarrassment. But billy has a secret talent. He can imitate the voice of Billie Holiday (well, not exactly, but some old woman voice)! On the top of that, he sings quite well, so when people find out his ability, there's no stop till Broadway!

Yes, it is a stupid plot. What else could make a movie good? Breathtaking visuals. Nope, you wont find any here. The music parts look like they're from a music-video from the 80's. What else? Grabbing acts. Well, you might not share my opinion, but I find Max Cullen the most annoying actor, I've ever seen on screen. Imagine this guy. This old and chubby guy. He looks a bit like and old lady too (maybe just because those really big eyes of his)! And he's acting through the whole movie with that "oh, I'm just a miserable little old dick, please shoot me in the head, for I don't have the balls doing it myself!" look of his face. When happy, he looks like a Pedophile on a playground. Really a guy, you just want to ignore. And THEN, he starts singing in a female tone. In the end, the film is painfully kitchy, and it's totally tasteless. One of the most forgettable musicals I ever seen.

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