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Three Dollars (2005)

THREE DOLLARS is the story of Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself with a wife, a child, and three dollars. Eddie's world revolves around the three women in his life: his ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Connolly

Writers:

Elliot Perlman (novel), Robert Connolly (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wenham ... Eddie Harnovey
Frances O'Connor ... Tanya Harnovey
Sarah Wynter ... Amanda
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ... Nick
David Roberts ... Gerard
Nicole Nabout ... Kate
Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik ... Abby Harnovey
Nico Billeam Nico Billeam ... Tiny
Christopher Bunworth Christopher Bunworth ... Chamberlain
Phillip Griffiths Phillip Griffiths ... Young Eddie Harnovey
Casey Petersen Casey Petersen ... Young Amanda
Helen Fletcher Helen Fletcher ... Amanda's Mother
Phil Jones Phil Jones ... Mr. Claremont
Kieron O'Leary Kieron O'Leary ... Young Eddie's Father (as Keiron O'Leary)
Jamie Robertson Jamie Robertson ... Record Shop Assistant
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Storyline

THREE DOLLARS is the story of Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself with a wife, a child, and three dollars. Eddie's world revolves around the three women in his life: his brilliant wife Tanya, a passionate academic, their six year old daughter Abby, who heightens the stakes on every decision Eddie makes, and his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful, privileged Amanda, who re-appears in his life with mathematical certainty every nine and a half years. Surviving with a blend of self-depreciating wit, spirited sensitivity and a big heart, his life is rich with the pleasures and pains of love, family, friendship and marriage. But with only three dollars to his name Eddie will be faced with a choice that will change the direction of his life forever. Written by Arenafilm

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Tres dólares See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$872,846
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arenafilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Another fine Aussie flick that won't get any attention
7 January 2006 | by benturkaljSee all my reviews

It's a real shame that films like 'Three Dollars' don't get any recognition in there own countries, because it definitely shows what a great industry we have hear. The premise is quite simple: a tale about an honest man, trying to support a family who loses his job and nearly collapses. Throughout the film, we learn about how he met his wife, and what it really means to be down on luck.

It's hard to explain why this is such a great film, but it is undoubtedly a fantastic story that is well acted and directed, with an as usual great performance for leading man Wehnam. All I can say is that it is well worth seeing, one of the best movies I've seen this year, yet no one will ever know about it. See it if you get a chance.


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