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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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Kevin
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Shad Kern
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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

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Pia Miranda admitted in a 2002 interview that she could not blow bubbles from bubble gum. The slow-motion bubble that she blows in the film is computer generated. See more »

Goofs

All the musicians shown playing in the film are very obviously miming. 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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Nice Example of Aussie Humor (or Humour)
16 October 2005 | by (Winston-Salem, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

Being engaged to an Aussie may jade my opinion of this movie, since I have been exposed to some of the little inside jokes and such over the past few years. However, any movie that keeps you talking about it and wanting your friends to see it so that you can chat about your favorite scenes is a movie worth watching.

Yes, it is an old plot, but aren't they ALL?!?! Boy meets girl...boy can't have girl (Groundhog Day fell into this one in one aspect). The underdog(s) fighting all hope to live the dream (a la 8 Mile). We've learned to accept that there are a few plots that work, yet it is the nuances that happen to make them unique. This little movie has some great nuances, so forget the similarities and enjoy the uniquities. Grab a bag of chips and enjoy the ride.

By the way, without spoiling anything, anyone out there who loved seeing the Stanford Tree mascot and the Cal Bear mascot throwing punches during a basketball game will howl out loud at one small scene. I know that I did.


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