An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons.

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Jeff Balsmeyer

Writers:

Jeff Balsmeyer, Lizzie Bryant (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rhys Ifans ... Danny Morgan
Miranda Otto ... Glenda Lake
Justine Clarke ... Trudy Dunphy
Rhys Muldoon ... Sandy Upman
John Batchelor ... Pete
Alan Flower ... Ray Vitali
Julie Wood Julie Wood ... Kate (as Jules Sobotta)
Brian Langsworth Brian Langsworth ... Real Estate Agent
Steve Rassios Steve Rassios ... Real Estate Agent (as Steven Rassios)
Madeleine James Madeleine James ... Real Estate Woman
Jane Ruggiero Jane Ruggiero ... Donna
Gina Bortolin Gina Bortolin ... Helen Costas
Duncan Young Duncan Young ... Phil Stubbs
Garrie Scott Garrie Scott ... Party Shop Assistant
Richard Johnson Richard Johnson ... Passerby
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Storyline

Sydneysider Danny Morgan, a simple man who works for a concrete company, is prone to daydreaming to escape his life, those daydreams often of his unique ideas. Of late, those daydreams have been about his and his longtime girlfriend Trudy Dunphy's imminent vacation, a camping trip which Danny has been planning for a year. Eventually learning that Trudy, a real estate agent, lied to get out of the trip to spend time with a famous client, television sportscaster Sandy Upman, is just the latest manifestation that Trudy is drifting away from Danny, who she sees as just a concrete man while she aspires to something or someone more exciting like Sandy. With the vacation now a no-go leaving him with a couple of weeks free with nothing to do but have his mind wander, Danny, with an unexpected windfall of free giant balloons, ponders whether they, filled with helium and tied to a deckchair, would be able to lift him in the deckchair up into the air. Danny's balloon deckchair experiment will ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related situations | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Inspired by the antics of "Lawnchair" Larry Walters who flew over San Pedro, California in a lawn chair rigged with 42 weather balloons on July 2, 1982. See more »

Goofs

When Danny leaves the house the morning after spending his first intimate night with Glenda, he has no shoes on. Yet in the subsequent shots (as he meets with a gaggle of reporters), Danny clearly has black shoes on. See more »

Quotes

Glenda Lake: [Danny falls on top of Glenda] Are you always like this?
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to ... the residents of Hambly Street & Environs, Botany and the residents of Bellingen. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

What About You?
Written by Cletis Carr and Brooke Leal (as Brooke Amanda Leal)
Performed by Brooke Leal
Cellar Music / Warner Chappell Music (Australia) / CP Music, Pty. Ltd.
Used by permission of Warner Chappell Music (Australia)
Licensed from CP Music, Pty. Ltd.
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Very fun, feel good film
14 September 2004 | by smonstotSee all my reviews

When I walked into the theatre, it was spotted with very few people wanting to see the film, and most had just walked in because of the interesting title, but everyone left the theatre laughing and joking with one another. I have never seen a movie which inspired me to smile so much, and feel so good afterward. The scenery was amazing, the story was innovative, and Rhys Ifans was an extremely lovable character. All in all, a very good film, and definitely worth seeing. Danny's character was very charismatic, and his views on life can relate to everyone who has just wanted to get away. I especially liked the way he interacted with his friends and the people around him. By the end of the film, you really feel like you have a new friend in a strange way. Anyways, I would describe this as a Notting Hill/Bridget Jones/ Muriel's Wedding combination, with a little Whale Rider for spice. It gives new hope to the Australian film making industry.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,304, 15 August 2004

Gross USA:

$160,276

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$805,894
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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