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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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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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Break every rule but never break a promise See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Thunderstruck See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$660,193
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The State Premier in the film is played by the actual Western Australian State Premier, Dr. Geoff Gallop, at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

One of the characters says that AC/DC got their name from a vacuum cleaner, when they actually got it from a sewing machine. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd: Right, so we're going to have to break the guys out, so we're going to have to blow out the side wall... have you got any explosives?
Anna: No... but I can get some tomorrow
Lloyd: Fuck, that'll be too late
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Featured in Thunderstruck: Making Thunderstruck (2004) See more »

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Psychomanix
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quirky Australian
24 October 2007 | by kraymond-5See all my reviews

In terms of genre, this is a cross between a road movie (a drive across Australia by 4 men) and a comedy.

But to appreciate this film, you probably need to know a lot about Australia and its culture and a reasonable amount about the rock group AC/DC, especially their early years. So probably the ideal viewer is a middle-aged Australian! I suspect other viewers simply may not understand the jokes nor recognise the many Australian actors and non-actors in cameo roles, that make the film such a delight.

The pilgrimage to the grave of Bon Scott's grave is a real-life phenomena, with thousands of people visiting the grave every year, and apparently this film has contributed to even larger numbers of ACDC fans making the trip, so life does imitate art!


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