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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
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Father Scully
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Watson
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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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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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Trivia

Shia LaBeouf was considered for the lead role, but his scheduling conflicted with Disturbia (2007) and Transformers (2007). See more »

Goofs

In this film, set in what appeared to be the 1950s, a Triumph motorcycle appeared with disc brakes. No mass-produced motorcycle had disc brakes until the 1969 Hondas and they never appeared on Triumph models until the 21st century. See more »

Quotes

Maps: Just remember Misty, no matter what, you're still a December boy.
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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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