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An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons.

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Danny Morgan
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Glenda Lake
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Trudy Dunphy
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Sandy Upman
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Pete
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Ray Vitali
Julie Sobotta ...
Kate (as Jules Sobotta)
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Based on a true story, the tale of a cement truck driver named Danny, whose long awaited vacation is cancelled thanks to his scheming girlfriend, Trudy. Danny escapes his grim life in suburban Australia and blasts into the skies in a chair tied with helium balloons. A mighty thunderstorm blows him clean off the map, and spits him out far away over the lush green town of Clarence. In this new town, he rockets into the world of Glenda, the town's only parking cop. While the media back home becomes obsessed with the story of his disappearance, Danny gets to reinvent himself in this new town, and in his great adventure, he discovers a true soulmate in Glenda. Fate catches up with him eventually, as Danny's true identity is revealed and Trudy--now a tabloid celebrity--comes to the idyllic town to claim Danny and drag him back to Sydney. Danny, however, is a changed man; he's discovered what it means to be happy and has found a new self-worth. Saying farewell to Trudy, Danny makes a dynamic... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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For anyone who ever dreamed of taking off. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related situations | See all certifications »

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31 July 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Danny's Daydream  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$212,979 (Australia) (1 August 2003)

Gross:

$159,279 (USA) (24 September 2004)
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Trivia

Inspired by the antics of "Lawnchair" Larry Walters who flew over San Pedro, California in a lawn chair rigged with 42 weather balloons on July 2, 1982. See more »

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When Danny encounters the fireworks, his balloons filled with helium would not have exploded, given that helium is an inert gas. See more »

Quotes

Wing Commander Matthews: It's a tough country out there. We're talking nuts and berries.
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Thanks to ... the residents of Hambly Street & Environs, Botany and the residents of Bellingen. See more »

Connections

References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Screems from Da Old Plantation
(1999)
Written by King Kapisi (as B. Urale), Kas Futialo (as K. Futialo)
Performed by King Kapisi
Licensed courtesy of Festival Mushroom Records
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Finally a romantic comedy a guy can watch
7 November 2005 | by (NB, Canada) – See all my reviews

This little movie was very refreshing from the usual romantic comedy machine that Hollywood cranks out just to make a few bucks from romance novel loving ladies.

Here's the point: it was a little funny, it was a little romantic, it was a little dramatic, and it was fun to watch. The acting isn't overdone and really makes you get in with the characters. I took a few points off for the editing, sometimes it jumps around a little too much, but for me it wasn't too distracting since everything else made up for it.

Following the romance story of a guy that falls from the sky in a woman's backyard - doesn't it sound intriguing?

If you like the genre, definitely a different, refreshing pick - and one that guys can watch without regret. But if you're not in the mood for a little romance story, save it for another time.


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