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Broken Hill (2009)

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A sheep-rancher's son aspires to win a music conservatory scholarship, but to apply he needs musicians who can play his music. Circumstances lead him to form a band out of prison inmates.



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Tommy, a gifted teenage composer, dreams of being accepted into the famous Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, a good band is hard to find in the middle of Outback Australia - until a strange incident involving flying watermelons leads him to a group of talented prison inmates. Written by H. Rose

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Drama | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language





Release Date:

11 September 2009 (USA)  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,140 (USA) (11 September 2009)


$50,076 (USA) (18 September 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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A Movie for Music-Lovers
30 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. Despite 'warnings' from friends that thought the acting was a little cheesy, I found that the entire film was enjoyable and engaging. I was particularly impressed with the message of the film and how the main character was forced to deal with the circumstances that he found himself in. Having an artistic vision can be painful when the artist is unable to bring his or her art to fruition. It was refreshing to see a story void of sex and violence, but that maintained elements of romance while portraying the conflict between destiny and circumstance. I would highly recommend this film for anyone who enjoyed August Rush, or other films that feature the theme of music being an inseparable part of our lives, in many modes and forms.

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