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Thunderstruck (2004)

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After a near death experience, five Boys, all devoted AC/DC fans, make a pact to bury their best friend next to the grave of Bon Scott. 12 years later, having gone their different ways, they come together to fulfill the promise.

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Darren Ashton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Gameau ... Sonny
Stephen Curry ... Ben
Ryan Johnson ... Lloyd
Callan Mulvey ... Sam
Sam Worthington ... Ronnie
Kestie Morassi ... Amy
Rachel Gordon ... Molly
Vito de Francesco ... Head Chef
John Merkel John Merkel ... Rob Wallace
Jennifer Wall Jennifer Wall ... Twister Woman
Al Clark Al Clark ... Gary Geffen
John Sheerin John Sheerin ... Mr. Jones
Judi Farr Judi Farr ... Mrs. Jones
Peter Longbottom Peter Longbottom ... Male Jingle Singer
Jenny Dunstan Jenny Dunstan ... Female Jingle Singer / Singing Duo
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The time is 1991. The location is Sydney. The event is AC/DC's Razor Edge Tour. And in the thick of the mosh pit are five boys: Sonny, Ben, Lloyd, Sam and Ronnie, having a pearler of a time. When the concert concludes, the boys head on up to the VIP room...and are promptly thrown out. They then proceed out the back alleyway and by sheer chance, owing to a poster of former AC/DC member Bon Scott, the boys escape a near-death experience. Thinking Bon is sending them a message, they sign a contract which says the first to die will be buried by the other four next to Bon in Fremantle Cemetery. Twelve years on, the boys have gone their separate ways. Sonny is a stay-at-home without a job, Sam has been passed between several jobs, Lloyd is into unsavoury activities involving drugs, Ben is a supermarket worker, and Ronnie - perhaps the only successful one - is a jingle creator. Pity his wife Molly is divorcing him but she's only interested in herself and her music. Some of the boys keep in ... Written by CapDac

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What a difference a decade makes See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Thunder Struck See more »

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Opening Weekend:

$250,792 (Australia), 21 May 2004, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The band's name 'The Jack' comes from a track on AC/DC's 1976 album 'High Voltage'. See more »

Goofs

In multiple scenes during their trip though the outback, a long serpentine tire mark appears on the road indicating that scenes meant to have taken place in different locations were all filmed at that spot. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: [In the middle of a funeral] FUCK! He's being cremated!
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Connections

Featured in Thunderstruck: Making Thunderstruck (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Albert Productions
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Why didn't they play 'thunderstruck at the end?'
7 January 2005 | by delaboySee all my reviews

To understand just where this film goes wrong is too easy. A bashing together of all sorts of skits loosely trying to hold together a story of four guys traveling across the Australian desert. Although overdone, the concept could have fulfilled its potential if actors were given definite characters and if the pace was slowed down a bit. It seems to lull about awhile trying to find its feet before magically coming to the perfect solution in the end. A film that optimizes Australian film making at the present. Whilst films like this are being made- with no real plot, definite characters or originality - the film industry in Australia will always lack the thunder and lightning it needs. Great fun until you realize it isn't.


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