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Garage Days (2002)

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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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Kate
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Tanya
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Bruno
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Joe
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Lucy
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Kevin
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Shad Kern
Yvette Duncan ...
Angie
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Micky
Tiriel Mora ...
Thommo
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Scarlet
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Toby
Dave Cotsios ...
Sprimp Lead Guitar
Chris 'Skinner' MacGuire ...
Sprimp Drummer
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 October 2002 (Australia)  »

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Garage Days  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$20,600 (USA) (18 July 2003)
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The motorcycle featured in 'Fun With Drugs 1' sequence is a 1981 750cc T140E Triumph Bonneville See more »

Goofs

When they go to their first gig, they have all their instruments on the roof of their car, but when they leave, there's nothing on the roof. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Good fun film about starting a band's career
23 November 2004 | by (Escondido, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is just plain fun that takes a pretty average, well-known look at the music industry and the hike that bands take to get to where they want to be. But Alex Proyas adds some CGI effects (pretty funny ones, I might add...like Mellie the "baby") to make up where this average movie was headed. ALl of the actors are pretty unknown in the States (where I am), but it all doesn't matter because they were all vivacious enough (and good-looking enough) to make you believe that they encountered this past themselves.

This movie tries to take you on an emotional roller-coaster of relationships between band members and their girl/boyfriends, but where that comes up short, the movie just throws more fun at you. My favorite parts are the melon-baby and the hallucination scene where the band's bassist tries to get money from her parents and finds herself tripping out. I hated the where-are-they-now ending and cutesy-poo looks back on life and love and careers and whatever else, but the movie as a whole was OK. I gave it a 6/10.


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