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The story of a young garage band in Sydney, Australia trying to make it big.

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

Alex Proyas (story), Dave Warner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kick Gurry ... Freddy
Maya Stange ... Kate
Pia Miranda Pia Miranda ... Tanya
Russell Dykstra ... Bruno
Brett Stiller ... Joe
Chris Sadrinna Chris Sadrinna ... Lucy
Andy Anderson Andy Anderson ... Kevin
Marton Csokas ... Shad Kern
Yvette Duncan Yvette Duncan ... Angie
Gianluigi Carelli ... Micky
Tiriel Mora ... Thommo
Holly Brisley ... Scarlet
Matthew Le Nevez ... Toby
Dave Cotsios Dave Cotsios ... Sprimp Lead Guitar
Chris 'Skinner' MacGuire Chris 'Skinner' MacGuire ... Sprimp Drummer
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Storyline

A coming-of-age comedy about a young Sydney band trying to get a foothold in the competitive world of rock n' roll. After the band's first gig is a colossal failure, the lead singer takes it upon himself to go out and pursue the most successful rock manager in the country. Meanwhile the other members of the band continue to deal with the kind of every day life issues that can ultimately tear a band apart. It may be the dawn of a new millennium but it's still a long way to the top if you want to rock n' roll. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

What if you finally got your big break and you just plain sucked?

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dias de Ensaio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$157,020 (Australia), 11 October 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,600, 20 July 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,600, 20 July 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pia Miranda admitted in a 2002 interview that she could not blow bubbles from bubble gum. The slow-motion bubble that she blows in the film is computer generated. See more »

Goofs

The cigarette that Shad hands Freddy in the nightclub is almost fully burnt, yet when Freddy takes it is full. See more »

Crazy Credits

The main cast dances around Bruno's apartment to the Tom Jones song "Help Yourself". See more »

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It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)
By AC/DC
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Terrible.
19 April 2004 | by Ken-86See all my reviews

This film taught me an important lesson. Don't choose a movie based on the past works of the people who made it (which works both ways, actually).

I was expecting a film directed by Alex Proyas to be at least half-decent, but was unpleasantly surprised.

This film has a storyline so lame it's funny, mediocre dialogue, truly appalling acting (with one or two exceptions) and superfluous special effects. Don't waste your time with it. I watched it with my girlfriend and we were ready to switch it off after 10 minutes. We gave it another 10 minutes to see if it improved - nope. Back to the Loch with you, Nessie!


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