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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 McAlpine
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Kat Rogers (as Alexa Vega)
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Scott Price
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George McAlpine
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Kalai Takalua
John Clark ...
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Leo Taylor ...
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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

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language
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11 September 2009 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$50,076 (USA) (18 September 2009)
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Tommy McAlpine: I mean, things have actually been pretty good between us recently. You, know, since I started lying to him 24/7.
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Excellent movie for music lovers
12 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, without a doubt, give the max grade to this movie and as of tonight it made my TOP 10 EVER list of movies. If you're looking for that special something, the out-of-the-box thinking coupled with good advice, lots of perseverance, focus on the goal and hard work. The road is bumpy and not without surprises but the ultimate result of Tommy's work in teaming up inmates for evading their status quo by reaching out the freedom of expression through music is unbelievable. I have never had so much energy from a piece of music such as Tommy's concert in Sydney. Kat sees the real Tommy and that changes her scary life down- spiral, too. They both find love in the community project that changed many lives. Family matters, friendship and good over evil prevail, it's all around a great movie to watch. Strongly recommended to families with children.


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