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August Rush (2007)

PG | | Drama, Music | 21 November 2007 (USA)
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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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 See more »

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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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Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,421,369, 24 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,655,091, 24 February 2008
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Trivia

August's unique style of playing guitar, which includes banging on the strings, was innovated by the artist Michael Hedges. Other artists have continued to develop his style. In the movie, August's first improvisation session on guitar is actually Hedge's song "Ritual Dance", played by guitarist Kaki King. See more »

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When Louis's brother takes the picture of Louis and Lyla on the rooftop couch, Lyla has her hand on Louis's arm across her chest, and he has his other hand on top of hers. Whenever you see the photo for the rest of the movie, however, his hand isn't over hers. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: What?
August Rush: I don't have a place to stay
Arthur: Do I look like a real estate tycoon to you?
[August shrugs]
Arthur: How many dead presidents you got?
[August looks at him blankly]
Arthur: Nuggets? Shorts? Show me the money!
[August takes out a wad of cash]
Arthur: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
August Rush: No, I'm thinking something else
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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Raise It Up
Written by Impact Repertory Theatre
Produced by Jamal Joseph and Charles Ray Mack (as Charles Mack)
Performed by Jamia Simone Nash and Impact Repertory Theatre
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a triumph of love, spirit, and imagination thru the art of music!
18 November 2007 | by 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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