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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Novacek
Reverend James


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de un sueño  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$31,655,091 (USA) (22 February 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Morrison was offered the part of Louis Connelly and turned it down to concentrate on his music. See more »


When Evan (August) is at the pipe organ in the church, at one point he is seen from behind. At this time, one hears some high notes descending in a scale-like pattern. To play this, August's right hand would have to be far to the right of the organ keyboard. It is not; it is close to his body, near the middle of the keyboard(s). See more »


Lyla Novacek: I know it sounds crazy, but I can hear him! I swear I can hear him!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 November 2007 (2007) See more »


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Arranged and Produced by Robbie Buchanan and Richard Barton Lewis
Performed by Leon Thomas III (as Leon Thomas III)
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User Reviews

"August Rush" touched something buried deep inside my soul seventy six years ago.
9 December 2007 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

This movie "August Rush" really touched my soul. I was an orphan and identified with this child's yearning and searching for his parents. Near the end of the movie, I started to cry like a baby. "August Rush" touched something tender buried deep inside my soul seventy-six years ago.

My father was killed in a car accident three days before I would have celebrated my third birthday. My father was also Irish and looked a lot like August Rush's father. It was during the Great Depression and my mother gave me up to the county's foster care agency.

I am now seventy-nine years of age. How I yearned down through the years for my parents, especially my Irish father. My mother was French. I met her many years later in New York City when I was in my early twenties. She was cold and rejecting towards me. I could not understand why. I was abandoned a second time by one of my parents.

The movie "August Rush" was healing to my soul wounded since early childhood;and again, in my early twenties. I knew where he was coming from as he longed for his parents. Instead of music, I used my talent of writing to deal with the lost of my parents.

"August Rush" made me fantasize during the movie that my yearning and searching for my parents were like this remarkable child.

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