MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,518 this week

Thunderstruck (2004)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 741 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 12 critic

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.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 148 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 4225 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 20 Jun 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 23 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 34 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Thunderstruck" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Thunderstruck (2004)

Thunderstruck (2004) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Thunderstruck.
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dirty Deeds (2002)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Set in 1960's Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the ... See full summary »

Director: David Caesar
Stars: Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, John Goodman
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Stars: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Timothy Spall
Bootmen (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration in the steel mill he once tried to escape.

Director: Dein Perry
Stars: Vaughan Sheffield, Christian Patterson, Lisa Perry
Rats and Cats (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Actor Darren McWarren starred in soap, mini-series and film before destroying his career with a series of indiscretions. Now McWarren is out of the industry and living in a small town in ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Rogers
Stars: Jason Gann, Adam Zwar, Anya Beyersdorf
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Kriv Stenders
Stars: Samuel Johnson, Colin Friels, Jessica Napier
Macbeth I (2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

Director: Geoffrey Wright
Stars: Chloe Armstrong, Hanna Griffiths, Kate Bell
Somersault (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

New experiences help a young girl learn the differences between sex and love.

Director: Cate Shortland
Stars: Abbie Cornish, Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran
Rogue (2007)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

Director: Greg Mclean
Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
The Surgeon (TV Series 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Justine Clarke, Sam Worthington, Nicholas Bell
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Directors: Craig Anderson, Bryan Moses
Stars: Craig Anderson, Don Hany, Anthony Hayes
The Way Back (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Samuel MacGeorge
Stars: Norman Yemm, Linda Jean Bruno, Jason Gann
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

"I should like a new man to come. A perfect villain to come and fascinate me. And I should ask him quite humbly to lead me to my ruin." Promiscuous prophet or philandering fool? Mary ... See full summary »

Director: Tanya Goldberg
Stars: Andrew Baylor, Mark Harris, Bojana Novakovic
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sonny
...
Ben
...
Lloyd
...
Sam
...
Ronnie
...
Amy
...
Molly
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What a difference a decade makes See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Thunder Struck  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$469,957 (Australia) (28 May 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The State Premier in the film is played by the actual Western Australian State Premier, Dr. Geoff Gallop, at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

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: [after being handed a black AC/DC shirt] Do you have anything in white?
Sam: How many AC/DC shirts do you see made in white?
Lloyd: Well, it's going to be a bit hot wearing black in the desert, Sam.
See more »

Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Psychomanix
Written by Shawn K. Clement
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!

-F-


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favourite AC/DC songs barnetk2
One great blooper gitaargast
Please dont be another detroit rock city howudoin03
Thunderstruck the movie. 4 guys that bury their friend next to Bon Scott Extramild
my dad was in this movie Tori_Shanae
saw it.. can answer any questions mepp
Discuss Thunderstruck (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?