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Thunderstruck (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 May 2004 (Australia)
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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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Storyline

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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Thunder Struck See more »

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Box Office

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

This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie. 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: [Lloyd is describing hiding the drugs he's smuggling in a cubicle at the airport, when he has heard a knock at the door and flushed them] So was it the customs guy at the door?
Lloyd: Nah, it was just some old bloke that looked like Mr Miyagi!
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Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Albert Productions
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You know what to expect... To be Thunderstruck
3 August 2004 | by fleur-kellySee all my reviews

Lets face it, this movie was never meant to be "The Godfather: Part 2" or "Lost in Translation". It is totally about how far devoted fans of bands will go for their Idols and their mates. And you know what you are letting yourself in for before you even step up to the Ticket booth and say "2 for the next screening of Thunderstuck please"

Revolving around 4 mates who are keeping a promise to a old friend (Ronnie) who unfortunately was literally struck by thunder when a rogue lighting strike hit him on a golf course. Sonny decides to pull the gang back together and take off with the ashes of Ronnie to the cemetery where Bon Scott grave is so they fulfill their promise to him. Of course They are on the east coast and the cemetery they have to get to is on the west coast, and in the middle is one of the roughest deserts in the world. And of course they have no money for a plane flight over, so what to do?

So Let the Mayhem begin with Sonny "Borrowing" his Dad's most beloved Van for the Trip without telling him first of course. Sonny and Sam Drugging Ben to drag him away from his straight laced supermarket Job. Trying to keep the Cocaine trafficking Lloyd in line who is on the run from the Asian Triad, and being hit on by Petrol station owners. Oh it is never a easy road to keep a promise to your friends cremate ashes which you happened to steal from his Succubus ex-wife. But a Promise is a Promise.


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