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The story of a young garage band in Sydney, Australia trying to make it big.

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Freddy
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Tanya
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Joe
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Tiriel Mora ...
Thommo
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Scarlet
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Toby
Dave Cotsios ...
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Chris 'Skinner' MacGuire ...
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A coming-of-age comedy about a young Sydney band trying to get a foothold in the competitive world of rock n' roll. After the band's first gig is a colossal failure, the lead singer takes it upon himself to go out and pursue the most successful rock manager in the country. Meanwhile the other members of the band continue to deal with the kind of every day life issues that can ultimately tear a band apart. It may be the dawn of a new millennium but it's still a long way to the top if you want to rock n' roll. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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What if you finally got your big break and you just plain sucked?

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Comedy | Music | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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3 October 2002 (Australia)  »

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Dias de Ensaio  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$157,020 (Australia) (11 October 2002)

Gross:

$20,600 (USA) (18 July 2003)
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Trivia

The motorcycle featured in 'Fun With Drugs 1' sequence is a 1981 750cc T140E Triumph Bonneville See more »

Goofs

The cigarette that Shad hands Freddy in the nightclub is almost fully burnt, yet when Freddy takes it is full. See more »

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The main cast dances around Bruno's apartment to the Tom Jones song "Help Yourself". See more »

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It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)
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So You Want To Be A Rock'N' Roll Star
25 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

GARAGE DAYS (dir. Alex Proyas) A strange film because it's a rock'n'roll movie that does not embrace the clichéd rock'n'roll fairy tale, but aims for just the opposite. GARAGE DAYS is about learning to accept your limitations and struggling with something that is really important regardless of your degree of success. Set in Australia the film has a 'local' feel, although Alex Proyas, the director, makes the film as big in scope as a classic of the rock genre. The perennial romance of rock'n'roll is the belief that a small but influential voice can overcome overwhelming odds and attain massive popularity and success. But the message of GARAGE DAYS is that after all of their struggle, the band members don't come close to fulfilling their rock'n'roll fantasy, but are still satisfied with their lives.


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