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Writers:
Allan Cubitt (adaptation)
Simon Carr (novel)
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Release Date:
12 November 2009 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
Growing up can be the adventure of a lifetime See more »
Plot:
A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
refreshing and amazing, yet... See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Clive Owen ... Joe Warr

Emma Booth ... Laura

Laura Fraser ... Katy

George MacKay ... Harry
Nicholas McAnulty ... Artie

Julia Blake ... Barbara

Chris Haywood ... Tom

Erik Thomson ... Digby

Natasha Little ... Flick

Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Tim Walker
Nakia Pires ... Lucy

Emma Lung ... Mia

Steven Robertson ... School Housemaster
Georgina Naidu ... Paula
Daniel Carter ... Digby & Paula's Child
Adriana Conde ... Digby & Paula's Child
Chantal Dwarka ... Digby & Paula's Child
Connor Marinos ... Digby & Paula's Child
Elysia Markou ... Digby & Paula's Child
Briana Richards ... Digby & Paula's Child
Donna Lean ... Artie's Teacher
Johnny Frisina ... Goldfish Boy
Cody Faucett ... Kangaroo Boy

Nathan Page ... Headbutter
Kate Roberts ... School Secretary
Luke O'Loughlin ... Bree
Susie Collins ... Newspaper Office PA
Michael Allen ... Man on Beach
Andy Ciencela ... Man on Beach
Eliza Lovell ... Woman on Beach

Grace Sodeman ... Woman on Beach
Rainey Mayo ... Birthday Party Mother

Alexandra Schepisi ... Birthday Party Mother

Anni Finsterer ... Tennis Journalist
Susie Small ... Smart Party Hostess
Sanjaya Patterson ... Nurse
Lizzie Falkland ... Editorial Meeting Journalist (as Lizzy Falkland)
Susie Fraser ... Editorial Meeting Journalist
Ezra Juanta ... Editorial Meeting Journalist

Adam Morgan ... Editorial Meeting Journalist
Nick Pelomis ... Editorial Meeting Journalist
Terry Rogers ... Editorial Meeting Journalist
Krystle Sansom ... Beach Girl

Kassandra Clementi ... Beach Kid
William Cox ... Beach Kid
Timothy Giessauf ... Beach Kid (as Tim Giessauf)

Klayton Stainer ... Beach Kid

Tommy Bastow ... Harry's Friend

Rupert Simonian ... Harry's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Saxon Cordeaux ... Room Service (uncredited)
Lynda-Maree Gerritsen ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Tim Glanfield ... Family Man (uncredited)
Alicia Hovell ... Wake Guest (uncredited)

Felicity Jurd ... Journalist (uncredited)

Rebekah Rimington ... Party Mum (uncredited)

Sebastien Skubala ... Sports Spectator (uncredited)

Rachael Wegener ... TV Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Hicks 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Carr  novel "The Boys Are Back in Town"
Allan Cubitt  adaptation

Produced by
Jessica Beiler .... associate producer: Australia
Peter Bennett-Jones .... executive producer
Greg Brenman .... producer
Jacquie Glanville .... line producer: United Kingdom
Clive Owen .... executive producer
Paul Ranford .... line producer: Australia
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Timothy White .... producer (as Tim White)
Bella Wright .... co-producer
Jane Wright .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hal Lindes 
 
Cinematography by
Greig Fraser 
 
Film Editing by
Scott Gray 
 
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Melinda Doring 
 
Art Direction by
Janie Parker 
 
Set Decoration by
Nic Datson (Set electrician)
Glen W. Johnson 
 
Costume Design by
Emily Seresin 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Lamphee .... additional hair stylist (as Jen Lamphee)
Jennifer Lamphee .... additional makeup artist (as Jen Lamphee)
Lizzie Lawson .... hair stylist: United Kingdom (as Lizzi Lawson Zeiss)
Lizzie Lawson .... makeup artist: United Kingdom (as Lizzi Lawson Zeiss)
Marion Lee .... key hair stylist
Marion Lee .... key makeup artist
Dorka Nieradzik .... personal hair stylist: Clive Owen
Dorka Nieradzik .... personal makeup artist: Clive Owen
Kath Rayner .... assistant makeup artist: United Kingdom
Fiona Rees-Jones .... hair supervisor
Fiona Rees-Jones .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Jacquie Glanville .... production supervisor: UK
Daniel Hassid .... executive in charge of production
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danielle Blake .... third assistant director
Chloe Chesterton .... co-second assistant director: UK
Toby Hosking .... second assistant director: UK
Scott Lovelock .... second assistant director
Natasha Phillips .... second third assistant director
Josh Robertson .... first assistant director: UK
Chris Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Lisa Brennan .... property master
James Brooker .... stand-by props
Paul Carter .... property master
Rory Forrest .... carpenter
Stella Fox .... production buyer
Paul Inglis .... art director: UK
Chris Jobson .... buyer
Brad Maddern .... art-department runner
Toby Marrow .... stand-by props
James Mellor .... art department assistant
Ross Murdoch .... construction foreman
Obie O'Brien .... additional set dresser
Yuri Poetzl .... assistant standby props
Lauren Richards .... assistant buyer/dresser
Cassie Sibbin .... art department assistant/buyer
Tuesday Stone .... buyer/set dresser
Christine Williams .... art department co-ordinator
Nick Slater .... standby carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dafydd Archard .... sound studio assistant
Asha Ardill .... sound liaison
Marco Arlotta .... boom operator
Rachel Boot .... assistant sound editor
Scott Bruce .... boom operator
Doug Cooper .... re-recording mixer
Robert Edwards .... adr recordist
Rick Gould .... adr recordist
Charlotte Gray .... sound assistant: UK
Felicity Jurd .... adr sound
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor
John Midgley .... sound mixer: UK
Markus Moll .... sound mix technician
Andrew Neil .... sound designer
Glenn Newnham .... foley editor
Ben Osmo .... sound recordist
Adrian Rhodes .... sound
Alex Stewart .... foley recording engineer
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
Andy Wright .... adr recordist (Australia)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Angelo Sahin .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Alberry .... I/O supervisor
Dan Ashton .... film recording technician: Weta Digital
Tony Bannan .... visual effects artist
Nick Booth .... film recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Mark Dickson .... digital effects artist
Martin Lipmann .... flame artist
Marty Pepper .... visual effects supervisor
Stephen Roucher .... film recording technician: Weta Digital
Kevin Russell .... compositor
Ben Steele .... visual effects
Pete Williams .... film recording manager: Weta Digital
 
Stunts
Glenn Boswell .... stunt coordinator
Ashley Fairfield .... stunt performer
Alexander Shearn .... stunt driver
Chris Weir .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Ahern .... video playback operator
Storm Ashwood .... best boy
Steven Bailey .... second assistant camera: second unit
Guy Bennett .... grip trainee
Mark Brown .... assistant grip
Daniel-Konrad Cooper .... video assist operator
David Gregan .... electrician
Kenny Groom .... first assistant camera: UK
Steve Harding .... tracking vehicle grip
Gary Hutchings .... key grip: UK
Andrew Johnson .... MK-V AR operator
Andrew Johnson .... camera operator: "a" camera
Andrew Johnson .... steadicam operator
Stefan R. Krzysiak .... central loader: UK
Adam Kuiper .... key grip
Henry Landgrebe .... a camera clapper loader: London
Brett Marks .... dolly grip
Simone Mazengarb .... second assistant: "b" camera
Christopher TJ McGuire .... MK-V AR operator: UK
Christopher TJ McGuire .... camera operator: UK
Leigh Nemeth .... electrician
Matt Nettheim .... still photographer (as Matthew Nettheim)
Django Nou .... lighting assistant
Gary Parnham .... electrician: London
Richard Rees-Jones .... gaffer
Dan Sandford .... grip
Kevin Scott .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Henry Smith .... video split assistant
Robert Tench .... second assistant: "a" camera
Simon Tindall .... focus puller: UK
Jack Warrender .... video operator
Jules Wurm .... first assistant: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Wizzy Evans .... casting associate
Danny Long .... casting assistant
Sheryl Lynn .... casting associate
Robert Sterne .... casting associate
Michael Topple .... casting assistant
Rose Wicksteed .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robyn Jones .... costume buyer
Elly Kamal .... costume supervisor
Linda O'Reilly .... set costumer
Marco Scotti .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Rodrigo Balart .... first assistant editor
Tara Bhoola .... post-production assistant
Siobhan Boyes .... post-production coordinator
Sean Lahiff .... second assistant editor
Sam Matthews .... digital intermediate assistant
Alexandra Montgomery .... post-production coordinator
Harry Muller .... color timer
Marty Pepper .... DI colorist
Jerry Ramsbottom .... assistant editor
Joshua Sutherland .... machine room operator
Michael LeMinh Nguyen .... avid technical support: Spectrum Films (uncredited)
Rachael Watmough .... UK dailies coordinator (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Darin McLeod .... assistant location manager
Sylvia Warmer .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Jemma Burns .... music clearances
Michael Connell .... music editor
Bernard Galbally .... music supervisor
Chris Gough .... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Hal Lindes .... musician: guitars
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Nyree Pinder .... music score coordinator
Steve Price .... music engineer/mixer
 
Transportation Department
Guy Bostock .... picture car coordinator
Bobby Finn .... driver: Clive Owen
Simon Jones .... transportation captain
Darren Loveday .... picture car coordinator
Hera Sparnon .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Mary Barltrop .... additional location manager
Michael Bartol .... staff production coordinator: Miramax Films
Nick Bollard .... production assistant
Ben Dawes .... production runner
Rus Ekkel .... tutor
Eve Foreman .... production executive assistant
Oorlagh George .... assistant: Clive Owen
Janine Gray .... assistant: Clive Owen, United Kingdom
Jennifer Jones .... researcher
Rachel King .... unit nurse: UK
Erin Lander .... floor runner: UK
Richard Mansell .... for HanWay Films
Victoria Mielewska .... dialect coach: Laura Fraser
Christine Moran .... post production accountant
Hilary Norrish .... script editor
Sarah Parfitt .... delivery paperwork coordinator
Matt Pearson .... production runner
Chris Pike .... unit assistant
Sara Puro-Steele .... production runner (as Sara Puro)
Stephen Rutter .... travel manager
George Ryan .... assistant: Mr Hicks and Ms Heysen
Alexandra Schepisi .... drama coach: Nicholas McAnulty
Deryn Stafford .... production coordinator: UK
Frith Tiplady .... head of production
Anna Vincent .... unit publicist
Gareth Wilkes .... first assistant accountant
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor: UK
Kristin Witcombe .... script supervisor
Rebekah Rimington .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Ptak .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual language and thematic elements
Runtime:
104 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Germany:6 | Ireland:12A | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:Btl | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45455)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Clive Owen takes a producing credit for the first time in his career.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Joe Warr:[narrating] I don't know whether you've ever seen a map of a person's mind. Doctors sometimes draw maps of other parts of you, and your own map can become intensely interesting. But catch them trying to draw a map of a child's mind, which is not only confused, but keeps going round all the time. There is zig-zag lines on it, just like your temperature on a card. And these are probably roads in the island, for the Neverland is always, more or less, an island.
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Love Me Chase MeSee more »

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31 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
refreshing and amazing, yet..., 10 October 2009
Author: teelbee

Going in, I had utterly no idea of what to expect from this film. My companion didn't even tell me ~what~ movie we were going to see, much less any clues to what it was about. I don't think I've ever walked into a theater with so little idea of what to expect. All I knew was that Clive Owen had a role; but he plays such diverse roles, that gave me no clues.

But, I'm sure even those who knew lot more about this movie going in were surprised. The story provides lots of unexpected and unusual moments. I would anticipate the plot would turn one way, and it would find a whole new direction of it's own. It was refreshing to see a movie that didn't try to fit a mold - that has it's own unique view, rather than fitting into a genre.

The acting was quite amazing; really wonderful believable performances all around. Main characters and minor characters were so believably portrayed that watching the movie occasionally gave me as sense of being the peeping tom.

So those are truly amazing achievements in a movie, especially these days. And yet...

"Boys" has aspects of a great movie, but, sadly, it isn't great. The underlying Peter Pan theme was a bit overplayed. It felt as though the director kept whispering in your ear, saying, "Got it? Got it, yet?"

The storyline held surprises, drama, tension, and some great comic relief... along with more than a few tediously boring scenes that let the audience fall right out of the movie (enough of the raindrops on windows!). It's always a bad sign when I check my watch during a movie, and I checked my watch way too many times in this one.

So, go see it and expect to see something special in it. The specialness is there, even if the movie sometimes dumps you out of the scene and back into your theater seat.

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