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A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sweet ...
Sam Harris ...
Charles Baird ...
'Uneven' Steven
Joel Mackenzie ...
Clementine Mellor ...
Sarah Hudson ...
Mr. Darcy
Amy Schapel ...
Chris Olver ...
Camille Qurban ...
Olivia Furlong ...
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A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents' approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes being young is the toughest job of all [DVD Australia] See more »




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Release Date:

17 August 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

2:37 - Two Thirty Seven  »

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AUD 1,000,000 (estimated)

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The opening scenes of trees in the skies full of leaves were derived from the fact that a camera operator left the steadicam switched on and it filmed some tree-tops. The shots looked great so some crew went back and shot some more leafy sky footage. See more »


Sean: My mum got me a Husky last week.
School Counsellor: Oh yeah, how is it?
Sean: I cut it's fucking throat.
[pause, then Sean laughs]
Sean: Nah, just kidding, it's good.
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End credits start with: Dedicated to my dear friend Kelly Born February 7th - 8:34pm Died September 3rd - 2:37pm See more »


Gymnopedies No. 1
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Aldo Ciccolini
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Must see for anyone in high school or with kids in school.
22 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It was riveting. I just could not look away. As the movie rolled on I started to feel that it was powerful and confronting, but i had no idea how much more intense it would get.

The movie gives an insight into what unfortunately is everyday life for a lot of school kids. Some of us live outside that environment and would walk by and not know what is happening.

Parents need to see this film in particular, just to see a glimpse of what their kids go through. Often parent dismiss their kids problems as trivial, but unfortunately to a high schooler they are massive. And unfortunately the problems can escalate into a tragedy.

Definitively a must see for all.

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