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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

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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
Don Halbert ...
Mr. Linton
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Mrs. Linton
Stephen Bourke ...
Police Officer
Kelly Butler ...
Mrs. Maxwell
Julia Yon ...
Mrs. Takkam
Dane Carson ...
Mr. Mathers
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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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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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24 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Guerreiros do Amanhã  »

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AUD 25,000,000 (estimated)

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£85,841 (UK) (8 April 2011)
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The highest grossing Australian movie of 2010, with over $13,000,000. See more »

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When Ellie, corrie and Kevin are attempting to get a better look at the Showground, just before Ellie runs up to the fire truck, they all lean up against a blue Suzuki the number plate on said car is CR 22 xx it goes from clean to dirty in half a second. 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.
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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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Featured in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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Black Hearts (On Fire)
Written by Chris Cester (as C Cester) & Cameron Muncey (as C Muncey)
Performed by Jet
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Good cast, visually stunning but often put focus on the wrong things
9 December 2014 | by (Edinbruhhh) – See all my reviews

The cast is good enough and you can't complain about the visuals but the script is flawed, due to the makers eagerness into focusing on the teen- romance aspects of the movie instead of the survival aspect.

For instance there is a scene where the gang have a potentially lethal mission going on and 2 girls can't stop chatting about the boys they like, asking if this or that person is a good kisser etc.

And stuff like that happens throughout of the movie, so what everyone they know is either dead or prisoners of war does that really mean we can't go on a date right?

Yeah... But when it's not focused on that it's fairly entertaining.

The violence is very minimal which takes away a lot of the tension that could have been in the movie, okay it's aimed at teens but still war is never pretty.

There's also very little action for it to be listed as a action-movie and the poster makes it look like it's actionpacked as well but it's really not.

In the end of the movie which ends with a cliffhanger of sorts it's kind of obvious that it was always intended as a trilogy or something with this movie being the first part.

And it appears that the sequel is being made as we speak, I'd watch it but I hope they don't focus on too many love-triangles but of the actual war/survivor-story that time.


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