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Amy (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 27 August 1998 (Australia)
Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this, and 4 years later discovers she can communicate only by ... See full summary »

Director:

Nadia Tass

Writer:

David Parker
10 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alana De Roma ... Amy Enker
Rachel Griffiths ... Tanya Rammus
Ben Mendelsohn ... Robert Buchanan
Nick Barker Nick Barker ... Will Enker
Kerry Armstrong ... Sarah Trendle
Jeremy Trigatti Jeremy Trigatti ... Zac Trendle
William Zappa ... Bill Trendle
Torquil Neilson Torquil Neilson ... Luke Lassiter
Sullivan Stapleton ... Wayne Lassiter
Mary Ward Mary Ward ... Mrs. Mullins
Susie Porter ... Anny Buchanan
Frank Gallacher Frank Gallacher ... Dr Urquhart
Malcolm Kennard ... Brian Cosgrove
Jan Friedl Jan Friedl ... Susan Hammett
Jeremy Kewley ... Maurice Reitman
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Storyline

Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this, and 4 years later discovers she can communicate only by singing. Written by SnowYs <littlebutton@geocities.com>

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Plot Keywords:

grief | healing | trauma | mutism | singer | See All (48) »

Taglines:

She taught the world to sing. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some domestic violence, disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The venue for the concert towards the end of the film where Amy is found is the Sydney Myer Music Bowl. It is located in gardens near the centre of Melbourne and is used for a wide range of functions, including concerts and Carols by Candlelight. See more »

Goofs

Amy's travels, when she is lost, take her through a wide range of Melbourne locations, and represent a long convoluted trip, which would most likely beyond the average 8-year-old child, requiring much walking and considerable use of public transport. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Trendle tries to fondle Tanya, but she shoves him away]
Bill Trendle: Jesus, lady, you're worse than my wife!
Tanya Rammus: I'll take that as a compliment.
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Very well done and touching, still fairly standard style movie
13 May 2005 | by internetmarketingSee all my reviews

Although I liked 'Amy' a lot, and will give it high marks, I disagree with the statement by other reviewers that the movie differs a lot from the standard American fare.

Sure, the scenery is great, the people talk different accents, and the cops are almost British in their politeness. Yet, from a plot point of view this movie is as canonical as it can be. For starters there is the not so subtle emotional plot line of a mother and her daughter who have not completed mourning their loved one. There is a considerable amount of bad guys and good guys, whose roles sometimes flip. Halfway through the film there is an extended chase and search sequence. Then there are the characters with a serious deficiency, like the guitar player who is a dropout, which turns out to be a great asset in the plot. I mean, this is Disney! And last but not least there is the happy ending.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 August 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Amy em busca de si mesma See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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