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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

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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 (46) »

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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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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cascade Films,Film Victoria See more »
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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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Only the ultimate macho's may not be touched by this movie
12 April 2005 | by Philip Van der VekenSee all my reviews

If we talk about non-American movies, European and Asian cinema are quite well known, but Australia seems to stay behind a bit. However, from time to time one of their movies makes it all the way to one of our TV-stations and sometimes they offer a nice surprise. "Amy" is one of those Australian movies that are more than just worth a watch...

It is about an eight year old girl that has become mentally mute and deaf after she witnessed her father die on a stage during a rock concert. She lives with her mother on a farm, but because the government wants to take her from her mother, they are convinced that she is mistreated by her mom, they both move to the big city. Here they end up in a bad neighborhood, full of people who stand very low on the social ladder. At first the neighbors aren't too happy with the "intruders", but one of them soon finds out that he can communicate with Amy by making music and singing...

Even though the movie had its weaker moments, overall this is a very touching story that has been done in a very nice way. All the singing started to work a bit on my nerves after a while, but it wasn't that awful that it made me forget about the beauty of the movie. I guess you have to be the ultimate macho to say that this movie didn't touch you a bit and even then I wouldn't believe you. Personally I liked this movie very much and that's why I give it at least a 7.5/10.


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