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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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Sprimp Drummer


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?


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)  »

Also Known As:

Dias de Ensaio  »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,600, 20 July 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,600, 20 July 2003
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)
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Missing Home
8 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I watched "Garage Days" by Alex Proyas for the first time on cable last night.

I didn't see it when it had it's cinema release in Australia.

It's all shot around Newtown and Enmore in Sydney, Australia and as grungy as it looked it made me miss home for the first time since I moved to NY.

Recognizing all of the scenes where things were shot and thinking about different times in my life made me think of good friends.

Happy to be here in NY but I've been missing home and good friends for the last half an hour.

If you're an Aussie watch it for the memories, If you're from overseas watch it to enjoy the warm feeling you get from spending time with good friends.

Highly recommended as a good example of Aussie friendship movies.

Cheers, Dean

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