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Thunderstruck (2004)

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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Sam
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Ronnie
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Amy
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Molly
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Rob Wallace
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Mrs. Jones
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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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Break every rule but never break a promise See more »

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20 May 2004 (Australia)  »

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$250,792 (Australia) (21 May 2004)
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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. See more »

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The boys head north out of Sydney over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to get to Freemantle. A very long way round. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd: Sam, why can't I be in the band?
Sam: Because you're no good. You're our manager
Lloyd: So why are you lead singer?
Sam: Because I can sing.
Lloyd: No you can't, you suck!
Sam: OH yeah, you wanna have a go?
Lloyd: [Sam advances on Lloyd] Bring it on, I can take you! Me and my broom!
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Psychomanix
Written by Shawn K. Clement
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Awesome
20 May 2004 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to get preview tix to see Thunderstruck.

This is for anyone who has ever HEARD of ACDC and might have had a passing interest in their music. Anyone who has ever SEEN a bogan Anyone who has a smidgeon of exposure to the sterotypical Australian lifestyle. Anyone who recalls what the Foodlands logo looks like.

Its look at another aspect of Australian lifestyle and musical influences of the 1980's. I kinda wished the mullets got their own billing because they were something else!!!

Thunderstruck was about good old fashioned Aussie determination and nasty 80's haircuts.

It was also nice to see some Perth talent. Onya Werzel!

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