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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:

You've heard nothing until you hear her song. 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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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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

Tanya Rammus: Do you think that someone who can't speak, could sing?
Dr. Urquhart: I once saw a woman who couldn't walk, but she could dance.
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Touching and Original Rock 'n' Roll Family Tale
19 December 2005 | by noraleeSee all my reviews

"Amy" is an Australian Post "(Almost) Famous "with the side themes of Rock 'n' Roll Giveth and Rock 'n' Roll Takes It Away, or Our Lives Were All Saved By Rock 'n' Roll.

Combining the kind of grittiness and optimistic magic realism of "Billy Elliott," with the Ozzie quirky characters of "Muriel's Wedding," "Amy" avoids over-sentimentalizing its story of a grieving rock star widow and daughter and the other dysfunctionals who befriend them against a range of outsiders.

The original music is enjoyable, the covers unusual and the little girl with the luminous eyes and surprising voice startlingly good.

Rachel Griffiths has great chemistry in a changing relationship with a strong Ben Mendelsohn as a reclusive musician who is as touched by the girl as she is by him.

The supporting nuts are great fun, especially when singing.

We also get a nice tour of Melbourne as a bonus.

(originally written 5/27/2001))


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