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August Rush (2007)

PG | | Drama, Music | 21 November 2007 (USA)
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

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The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. Written by DeathtoGlitter

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An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound

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Drama | Music

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Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de un sueño  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,421,369 (USA) (22 November 2007)

Gross:

$31,655,091 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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August plays a Gibson J200, also used by Elvis Presley throughout his career. During their encounter in the park, he and Jonathan Rhys Meyers' character switch guitars. Rhys Meyers played Elvis in Elvis (2005) two years before this movie was released. See more »

Goofs

When Evan (August) meets Mr. Jeffries for the first time, Freddie Highmore's microphone pack attached to the back of his pants is visible as he gets up from the table. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: [August puts a dollar in Arthur's guitar case] Okay citizen, you paid, any requests?
August Rush: No.
Arthur: Alrighty then!
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 November 2007 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude from Partita No. 3
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestrated and Arranged by Dave Metzger
Performed by Steve Erdody
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a triumph of love, spirit, and imagination thru the art of music!
18 November 2007 | by (bellevue, washington) – See all my reviews

I saw a sneak preview tonight, not knowing anything about this film. If you still have an inner child, and an imagination that has not been beaten out of you by the "practical and mature" world, then you will love this movie. I wish I had taken my daughter. The only people that I have seen complain about this movie are people that probably consider playing music "hard work and self-sacrifice". If you don't play the cello, you are not going to notice how bad she fakes it. During certain scenes, I found myself sitting way back in my recliner, with my eyes closed, soaking up the sounds that inspired this young man. Not since "Strictly Ballroom" have I been so moved by a film.


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