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One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.

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Bandy
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Fearless
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Teresa
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Narrator / Adult Misty
Kris McQuade ...
Mrs. McAnsh
Ralph Cotterill ...
Shellback
Frank Gallacher ...
Father Scully
Paul Blackwell ...
Watson
Judi Farr ...
Reverend Mother
Carmel Johnson ...
Sister Beatrice
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Storyline

The film is based on Michael Noonan's novel and focuses on four orphans who leave their orphanage for a holiday by the sea. A rumor about two of the seaside residents possibly adopting one of the orphans causes tension to rise among the orphans. . Written by TheZReview.com

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boy | orphan | orphanage | seaside | holiday | See more »

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After that summer nothing would ever be the same again.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, underage drinking and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 2007 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Un verano para toda la vida  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,810 (USA) (14 September 2007)

Gross:

$46,474 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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The orphanage's "December Boys" are so called because they comprise the orphans who celebrate their birthdays in December. See more »

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In the feature, the boy portrayed by Christian Byers is sometimes called "Spark" (07:09 by Reverend Mother, 05:20 by adult Misty, 15:55 and 20:33 by Spit) and sometimes called "Sparks" (03:33 by Maps, 19:51 by Misty), with the DVD captions spelling it however the actors say it. At 09:05, where their nicknames have been scrawled in dust on the tailgate of the vehicle, it is spelled "Spark". In the End Credits (01:41:18 to 01:41:25), it is spelled "Sparks". In the novel 'December Boys' on which the screenplay is based, one of five "December Boys" is named "Spark". See more »

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A gentle story, well told with stunning Australian scenery.
17 September 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie from beginning to end. It was a wonderful story of growing up and as the memories are long distant everything seems so much more magical and larger than life. As it really does when we are adults looking back at our childhood. I thought the acting was excellent and it was very well cast. Daniel Radcliffe plays a very subdued character far removed from HARRY POTTER and shows that he has the talent to continue in the business as an adult. The other 3 boys are good finds and I am sure we will see more of them in the future. While there is only a small cast, each one has a strong role and Mr & Mrs McAnsh are truly memorable. Kangaroo Island is absolutely stunning and from the dusty outback to the crystal clear coast, the visual splendour is a feast for the eyes. Don't expect a special effects blockbuster, just enjoy the journey of a lovely story!


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