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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  24 February 2012 (USA)
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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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The gang regroup and come back stronger than ever. They decimate the enemy and forge a new beginning for their country

Director: Stuart Beattie


Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Lang (as Andy Ryan)
Dr. Clements
Don Halbert ...
Mr. Linton
Mrs. Linton
Stephen Bourke ...
Police Officer
Kelly Butler ...
Mrs. Maxwell
Julia Yon ...
Mrs. Takkam
Dane Carson ...
Mr. Mathers


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guerreiros do Amanhã  »

Box Office


AUD 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)


£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)

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The highest grossing Australian movie of 2010, with over $13,000,000. See more »


When Lee is getting worked on by the doctor his pant leg is cut off, but later as he climbs into the dump bucket he has a full length pant leg again. See more »


[first lines]
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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Fantastic adaption.......congratulations!
8 August 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I've just finished watching the world premiere of "Tomorrow When the War Began" in Sydney with my son. We've both read the complete "Tomorrow" book series, which we loved - so we went expecting the movie to not live up to the book because movies generally don't, do they? Well, we were really pleasantly surprised as this movie is a wonderful adaption.

A great cast of "unknowns" become the characters we know and love. They did a fabulous job of capturing the essence of the book with the right balance of action, character development and teenage romance. It really is a fantastic effort and I would be very surprised if this film doesn't smash it at the box office.

We both wanted to sit there and watch it all over again!

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