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After a near death experience, five Boys, all devoted AC/DC fans, make a pact to bury their best friend next to the grave of Bon Scott. 12 years later, having gone their different ways, they come together to fulfill the promise.

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Sonny
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Ben
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Lloyd
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Sam
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Ronnie
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Amy
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Molly
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Head Chef
John Merkel ...
Rob Wallace
Jennifer Wall ...
Twister Woman
Al Clark ...
Gary Geffen
John Sheerin ...
Mr. Jones
Judi Farr ...
Mrs. Jones
Peter Longbottom ...
Male Jingle Singer
Jenny Dunstan ...
Female Jingle Singer / Singing Duo
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The time is 1991. The location is Sydney. The event is AC/DC's Razor Edge Tour. And in the thick of the mosh pit are five boys: Sonny, Ben, Lloyd, Sam and Ronnie, having a pearler of a time. When the concert concludes, the boys head on up to the VIP room...and are promptly thrown out. They then proceed out the back alleyway and by sheer chance, owing to a poster of former AC/DC member Bon Scott, the boys escape a near-death experience. Thinking Bon is sending them a message, they sign a contract which says the first to die will be buried by the other four next to Bon in Fremantle Cemetery. Twelve years on, the boys have gone their separate ways. Sonny is a stay-at-home without a job, Sam has been passed between several jobs, Lloyd is into unsavoury activities involving drugs, Ben is a supermarket worker, and Ronnie - perhaps the only successful one - is a jingle creator. Pity his wife Molly is divorcing him but she's only interested in herself and her music. Some of the boys keep in ... Written by CapDac

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20 May 2004 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$250,792 (Australia) (21 May 2004)

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$469,957 (Australia) (28 May 2004)
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Trivia

The Umbilical Brothers (David Collins and Shane Dundas) filmed several scenes for this film, but their scenes were cut to keep the focus on the four main characters. See more »

Goofs

One of the characters says that AC/DC got their name from a vacuum cleaner, when they actually got it from a sewing machine. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: [Lloyd is describing hiding the drugs he's smuggling in a cubicle at the airport, when he has heard a knock at the door and flushed them] So was it the customs guy at the door?
Lloyd: Nah, it was just some old bloke that looked like Mr Miyagi!
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Psychomanix
Written by Shawn K. Clement
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One of the best Aussie films in years!
15 June 2004 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

I've seen this wonderful and charming feelgood film at this year's Cannes Film Festival. It was a great pleasure and I went to the screening twice as it was just great fun!

Everybody who came out of the screening was in a good mood and had a smile in his face. That's the magic cinema can be!

This film gets you without a well-known cast. A different kind of road movie with strange and funny characters. You don't have to be an AC/DC fan to like the film. It has a great cast, huge talented director and amazing locations. A real thunderstruck with a superb soundtrack that takes you on a spectacular rock'n roll journey.


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