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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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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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El triunfo de un sueño  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$31,655,091 (USA) (22 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 »

Goofs

Robin Williams' character "Wizard", depending on the scene, appears to have two different hair colors. In some scenes, he appears to have red hair and sideburns and in other scenes a brownish auburn color. 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

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

God Bless the Child
Written by Arthur Herzog Jr. and Billie Holiday
Produced by Bobby Colomby
Performed by Chris Botti and Paula Cole
Chris Botti and Paula Cole appear courtesy of Columbia Records
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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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