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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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Kat Rogers (as Alexa Vega)
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Scott Price
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Kalai Takalua
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Warden Bill Rude
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Bear
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Ricardo Romero
Ebony Ween ...
Ricardo's Daughter
Luke O'Loughlin ...
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Adam Groecke ...
Jock Boy (as Adam Grocke)
Peter Lamb ...
Officer Jack Taylor
Todd Telford ...
Bells Player - Jeffrey
Hung Le ...
Cho the Violin Player
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Storyline

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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Music was their second chance.

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,140, 13 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,076, 20 September 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Luke Arnold's first feature film. See more »

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Maestro Pindari: If you went somewhere were there's no music, you sit there and you listen, and then you'll hear it. The music is already there. Just pay attention Thomas. You'll find it.
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A Movie for Music-Lovers
30 August 2011 | by 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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