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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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Ray Vitali
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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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balloon | truck | escape | vacation | helium | See more »

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With a big dream and a little attitude, anything's possible. 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)  »

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Danny's Daydream  »

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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When Danny bites the balloon and falls out of the chair, the next shot shows the AMP Building (viewed from above) in a mirror image. See more »

Quotes

Trudy Dunphy: What happened to you out there?
Danny Morgan: Everything.
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Here We Go
(1993)
Written by Johan Renck (as Renck) and Jonas Van Der Burg (as Van Der Burg)
Performed by Johan Renck (as Stakka Bo)
Licensed courtesy of Stockhom Records Sweden
Under license from Universal Music Australia Pty. Limited
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6 August 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

If you like sweet, romantic comedies or you're looking for the perfect date movie Danny Deckchair is for you. Rhys Ifans, maybe best known as the slovenly roommate in Notting Hill, is unexpectedly charming as the title character, Danny. It's the story of a man finding himself (and love) by first getting lost. Danny is a goofy, hard-working everyman who doesn't know what he's missing until he literally falls into the backyard of the beautiful, but lonely Glenda, a small town parking cop. The two form an unlikely alliance that not only energizes their own hearts, but those of the local townspeople as well. Like a Jimmy Stewart character in a Frank Capra film, Danny finds a passion and integrity that he didn't now he had and he's able to inspire goodwill in everyone around him - including this film's audience.


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