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The Sum of Us (1994)

A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

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David Stevens (play), David Stevens (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Thompson ... Harry Mitchell
Russell Crowe ... Jeff Mitchell
John Polson ... Greg
Deborah Kennedy ... Joyce Johnson
Joss Moroney Joss Moroney ... Young Jeff
Mitch Mathews Mitch Mathews ... Gran
Julie Herbert Julie Herbert ... Mary
Des James Des James ... Football Coach
Mick Campbell Mick Campbell ... Footballer
Donny Muntz Donny Muntz ... Ferry Captain
Jan Adele Jan Adele ... Barmaid
Rebekah Elmaloglou ... Jenny Johnson
Lola Nixon Lola Nixon ... Desiree
Sally Cahill Sally Cahill ... Greg's Mother
Bob Baines ... Greg's Father
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Storyline

Set in Sydney, Australia. A (heterosexual) father and his gay son are trying to find Ms/Mr Right respectively. The film shows their relationships with one another and the objects of their affection as tradgedy strikes. There is no overt 'message' in the film, just a very natural, entertaining story-telling. Written by Fred Curtis <fred@cs.su.oz.au>

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Taglines:

We're all just . . . The Sum of Us. [Australia Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Summe der Gefühle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 3,465,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$766,000, 16 March 2015

Gross USA:

$2,510,448, 30 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,530,888, 1 July 1996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Jeff Mitchell: Life would be pretty shitty without plumbing.
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Connections

Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The One and Only You
Written by Mark Seymour, Hunters & Collectors (as Hunters and Collectors)
Performed by Hunters & Collectors (as Hunters and Collectors)
Courtesy of Mushroom Records
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So he's a Gladiator, eh?
12 May 2002 | by bluewonder922See all my reviews

I love this movie because it really adds another face to Russell Crowe's versatility. Everybody remembers him for Gladiator, L.A. Confidential and possibly Romper Stopmer, well, here he's an affectionate gay plumber with an eye for a boy at the bar. Within the first ten minutes you'll also be over run with Aussie-isms such as "two ticks" and "Yonks". When I first thought of the plot, I was thinking, "Gee, this could be jazzed up a bit," but then I figured the simple unpolluted nature of the characters doesn't really require much more of a rollercoaster plot. After seeing this movie, I feel compelled to go to my local australian bar to find hopeless romance in a that boy across the counter. I recommend Breaking Up and Proof, if you liked this.


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