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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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Chris Lang (as Andy Ryan)
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Dr. Clements
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Mr. Linton
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Kelly Butler ...
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)  »

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Tomorrow, When the War Began  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

The Australian cities of Townsville and Port Hedland are mentioned in the film during a radio broadcast. In the novels, all of the cities/towns referenced in Australia are fictitious. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

[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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Tomorrow
Written by N Cester, T Rogers, J Kilmek & R Merrit
Performed by Nic Cester, Davey Lane & Kram
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One of the worst films of the year
24 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The general premise of the film is quite good, I especially like the movie being set in rural Australia. The choice of locations is excellent as is the camera work and special effects. However the film falls apart (QUICKLY) in it's writing and acting. To give due credit, the acting team do well with the script, but the fact that none of them stood up to the writers and refused to read the awful lines diminishes any talent the actors had. It's not a cheesy film, but it's badly written enough that I was 40 minutes in before I was sure it wasn't a spoof film. The characters couldn't be more 1 dimensional, their personalities are summed up in the first 5 minutes, almost like bullet points. Their are a series of scheduled comic relief moments that are so misplaced that one wonders if the writer didn't have a "every 15 minutes make a joke" plan in place.

Overall: awful movie. Above average effects , writing that I'd turn down for a 13 year olds (thrown together at the last minute) panto, acting right out of saved by the bell.

SKIP THIS FILM! The one good thing about this movie is that it makes me want to read the book because only something great could convince anyone to fund a movie this bad. And again, it's quite a nice premise for a film.


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