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

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31 July 2003 (Australia)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,304 (USA) (13 August 2004)

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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At the end of the film when Danny and Glenda float away, their deckchairs move, but the shadows that those deckchairs cast remain in place. See more »

Quotes

Trudy Dunphy: What happened to you out there?
Danny Morgan: Everything.
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Romance and comedy tied together
29 August 2004 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I really liked the plot about Danny Deckchair, so I just had to check it out. I expected a comedy filled of nonstop joking, but hey! It turned out to be a more romantic entertainer than I thought - in a good way! With no well known actors, this movie treats some of the most everyday subjects in life - love and career - with such perfect precision. The balance between love and comedy is close to perfect, but I feel that some more jokes or crazy excursions would have been welcome. Danny is the true king! Haven't you seen it yet and feel for something to see together with your heart of love, check this one out for real! 6/10, since I think it lacked more jokes, but judging the art of romance here, it's a pure 9.


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