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Danny Deckchair (2003)

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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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Helen Costas
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Richard Johnson ...
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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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A story of a guy, a deckchair and a bunch of balloons. [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »

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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 »

Goofs

In the beginning, Danny tells his friend he is flying to Port Douglas to go camping. Port Douglas does not have a civil airport. To get to there from Sydney one would have to fly to Cairns and then catch a bus farther north to Port Douglas See more »

Quotes

Wing Commander Matthews: It's a tough country out there. We're talking nuts and berries.
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Special thanks to Carol, Zach, Jess, Hamish and Josh See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Only One
(1999)
Written by Dan Greenwood (as D. Greenwood)
Performed by Dan Greenwood
Licensed from Universal Music Australia Pty. Limited
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It;s not a "film person's film" but its a great alternative to Pretty Woman
7 February 2004 | by (australia, australia) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching Danny Deckchair....so everything is fresh. Of course its not something you spend three years dissecting, arguing, and comparing. Its a light, full-hearted film meant to make you feel good about life and love and all that stuff. What I loved about it was that it was all that stuff and not such a big production! The initial premise was so outrageous that it was unbelievable but the rest, well it could be measured with a yard stick.....maybe a yard pole. If you didn't enjoy it......well maybe your cynicism has become more than a hobby.


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