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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

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Dr. Clements
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Mr. Linton
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Mrs. Maxwell
Julia Yon ...
Mrs. Takkam
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Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Where Were You When Everything Changed?

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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24 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guerreiros do Amanhã  »

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Budget:

AUD 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)

Gross:

£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)
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The language spoken by the invaders in the film is a totally made up language, sampled from many languages worldwide and then scrambled. See more »

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When Ellie is attempting to get a better look at the Showground, she runs up to and grasps a Rural Fire Service tanker. The doors to the crew space are closed. In the next part, when she crawls underneath, the camera pans up and the doors are now open. See more »

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Ellie Linton: We're not going to hold back. Recording it like this, it's um, it's so important to us. I guess it's our way of telling us that things matter. That we mean something. Maybe... some of the things we've done... The friends that we've lost, hopefully it all makes a difference somehow.
[regaining her composure]
Ellie Linton: There's only one way to do this. And that's to go back to where this all began.
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makes me wanna read the book
27 May 2011 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

sometimes i just choose to simply like a movie and not care too much about its possible faults.

(i have not read the book.)

what appealed to me most was the way the story is being told. just enough 'foreplay' to introduce the characters and then: war. the war-thing reminded me a little of 'war of the worlds'. how an invasion takes place but the focus stays on the characters rather than on big guns and fireworks. we don't even know what nation these soldiers belong to. it doesn't matter, that's not the point. it's hat makes the movie special instead of just another war-movie with people taking turns in getting shot. there was just enough romance, humor and action to make it work. after having seen hundreds of action movies, i'm starting to appreciate it, when it's not overdone. sure enough this movie is for teens, but enjoyable for everybody.

to all critics: of course it's impossible for a bunch of teens to steal a petrol truck and blow up the most important bridge of the region. in real life, helicopters would shoot them to bits in a matter of seconds. we know. and we also know that a petrol truck would not cause an explosion like this. this would cause a low-speed detonation at best, because yada-yada-yada...

so stop criticizing you big science-nerd. ;-)

watch it. no worries: you 've seen worse movies, i'm sure!


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