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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)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Lyla and Louis are on the rooftop, a man resembling the "Wizard" is playing a harmonica and guitar down below them. See more »


As Louis Connelly is walking to his limo, while speaking on his cell phone, his voice clearly does not match up with his mouth movements. See more »


Louis Connelly: Great sounds kid. Gibson J200?
[August nods]
Louis Connelly: It's beautiful. Can I see her?
[August looks uncertainly over at Wizard who is talking on the phone]
Louis Connelly: Hey, it's okay. I'm a musician too.
[August and Louis swap guitars]
Louis Connelly: Oh yeah!
[Louis plays some cord]
Louis Connelly: Nice action.
August Rush: Your pretty good.
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »


Wizard's Theater Song
Written by Impact Repertory Theatre
Performed by Timmy Mitchum (as Timothy T. Mitchum)
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User Reviews

Wonderful movie
18 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never comment on movies here, usually I just use this website to get an idea of what I am about to watch but I saw this movie last night and loved it.

This movie is a fairytale set in real life circumstances. I really like that the film was never advertised as an Oliver Twist take, but I loved all of the allusions to it. It was a very creative take on the classic story. The poor orphan boy who wants nothing more than to be loved.

My favorite aspect of the movie was how infused music actually was in the movie. I am a musician and I liked the touches that the filmmakers went into to make the film seem as credible as a fairytale can be. I also like how it brought together modern rock, classic symphonic music, and modern symphonic music. It didn't really glamorize the life's of everyday musicians. I like all of the extra little things that were thrown into the movie that only a musician would get. There were some errors but for the most part I applaud the film makers for the attention to the musical details.

Yes the movie was a bit bit corny, and a little over the top, but for the most part I loved it and suggested it to every one.

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