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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Thomas Novacek
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Storyline

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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The music is everywhere. All you have to do is listen. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Budget:

$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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Brazil, the movie is titled "The Sound of the Heart". See more »

Goofs

When Arthur is taking August to Wizard's for the first time, August is holding a can of soda in one hand, while Arthur is holding the pizza box. In the next shot, August is holding the pizza box, but no can and there would have been no way he would have disposed of it or taken the box from Arthur. See more »

Quotes

Lyla Novacek: I know it sounds crazy, but I can hear him! I swear I can hear him!
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Soundtracks

La Bamba Live
Arranged by Ali Dee and Richard Barton Lewis
Produced by Ali Dee
Performed by Leon Thomas III (as Leon Thomas III)
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Why? Why? Why?
17 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Utter drivel. That is about all I can say about it. I have joined IMDb just to comment on this film. And I resent giving it even one star. There should be an option for no stars.

I wish I had not wasted about 2 hours of my life watching this non-sensical whimsy. I selected it on the basis that it had a 7.4 rating from IMDb reviewers, but I am just going to make our film selections completely randomly from now on because 7.4 is no way to rate this film. Awful, awful, awful. Give it a wide berth, fellow humans.

And I am truly appalled by reviews that say if you don't love this film, you have no imagination. This film is what lacks imagination. Utterly dreadful, implausible, sentimental claptrap of the highest order.

Avoid at all costs.


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