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Paper Planes (2014)

An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

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Cast

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Jack
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Maureen
Ena Imai ...
Kimi
Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke ...
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Kevin
Terry Norris ...
Grandpa
Peter Rowsthorn ...
Mr. Hickenlooper
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Patrick
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Jethro
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Classmate
Talei Howell-Price ...
Headmistress
Daniel Holliday ...
Teacher
Caroline McKenzie ...
Grandpa's Lady Friend
Sally Sander ...
Grandpa's Lady Friend
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On a beautiful sunny morning, Jethro, an uncommon instructor, heads to an elementary school. He is an expert in paper planes, planning to demonstrate the art of paper plane folding to the students and to inform them of the State Competition for the Junior Championship next Sunday. The unexpected introduction to the world of competitive paper plane throwing will excite timid 12-year-old Dylan Weber, forcing him to do his best to beat the 25m qualification point and make it to the Aussie Junior Championships in Sydney. Before long, Dylan will get his ticket to compete, yet, with a father living in the past uninspired and resigned because of his wife's death in a car accident some five months ago, he will have to use his resourcefulness to come up with a winning paper plane model and all the help he can get to make his newfound dream a reality. With the ultimate goal set at the World Junior Paper Plane Championship in Tokyo, talented Dylan not only will he have to gather the sum for such... Written by Nick Riganas

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Calling all flyers See more »

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15 January 2015 (Australia)  »

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Aviones de papel  »

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Trivia

Loosely based on a 2009 episode of Australian Story called "Fly With Me". See more »

Goofs

Although the action takes place in NSW, both the ambulance and the police car bear WA registration plates. See more »

Quotes

Dylan: I'm going to stay with you for as long as it takes
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References Battle of Britain (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Learn to Live
Written by Lior (as L. Attar), Lachlan Carrick (as L. Carrick) and C. Deyell
(Mushroom Music Publishing)
Performed by Lior
Courtesy of Lior
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Maybe the movie is not that strong, speaking in the matter of the plot or the script but the Story is new and i enjoyed watching it.
6 July 2015 | by (Boston, MA, United States) – See all my reviews

So the movie doesn't really have a strong plot or even that intriguing eventful story but it was really enjoyable i think the fact that it is predictable makes you concentrate of the events flowing rather than what's gonna happen next .. The idea of the movie is new, never heard of a paper planes contest and it probably doesn't exist "apart from down under" and i think that what made the movie a bit more appealing and watchable. The script is average like these type of Family genre movies doesn't really need too much complications on the screenplay.

As for the cast; Sam Worthington appearance was nice, haven't seen him in ages !! since like Avatar !!! Ed Oxenbould's performance was spot on , he's a star on the making .. and also that chubby kid Julian Dennison gosh he's really funny.

Overall, the movie is not that strong, speaking in matter of the plot or the script but the story is new and i enjoyed watching it.


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