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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Taylor ... Danny Embling
Loene Carmen ... Freya Olson
Ben Mendelsohn ... Trevor Leishman
Graeme Blundell ... Nils Olson
Lynette Curran ... Anne Olson
Malcolm Robertson Malcolm Robertson ... Bruce Embling
Judi Farr Judi Farr ... Sheila Embling
Tim Robertson Tim Robertson ... Bob Leishman
Bruce Spence ... Jonah
Harold Hopkins ... Tom Alcock
Nick Tate ... Sergeant Pierce
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Headmaster
Anja Coleby Anja Coleby ... Gail Olson
Kylie Ostara Kylie Ostara ... Alison
Kelly Dingwall Kelly Dingwall ... Barry
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In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off a chain of events that irreversibly changes the lives of everyone involved. Written by Jojo Mac

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It was incredible. It was the year that changed everything. Forever.

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Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Australian Graffiti See more »

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Gross USA:

$213,901
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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

A bodgie was a term used to describe a male member of a particular youth sub-culture in Australia from the end of the Second World War until the early 1960s. See more »

Goofs

Freya's hair position changes between camera angles while she's laying down being hypnotized by Danny. See more »

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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Diana
Written by Joe Sherman and Paul Anka
Performed by Paul Anka
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Enjoyable and lovely to listen to.
16 December 2001 | by mojo46See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the film. The two young actors are well cast. What originally made the movie stand out for me was the sound track. I had never seen,or heard, a film that used the music of Vaughn Williams before. I was flicking channels one night when the music made me stop and I watched the rest of the film. I have watched it twice since. Gloomy, moving and fascinating.


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