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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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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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The epic story of an ordinary man See more »

Genres:

Drama

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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Production Co:

Arenafilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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so moving!!!!!
20 October 2005 | by pcr597See all my reviews

"Three Dollars" is one of the best films I have seen this year. I was not sure what to expect because I had never before seen David Wenham in a dramatic role. I had enjoyed him in comedies especially the television series "Sea Change".

The intricacies of his performance made this movie memorable, moving and fascinating. Other actors are believable and involving. The story is unusual but can easily be identified with. The direction allows the story to flow and makes the most of the emotions.

I can thoroughly recommend this film to anyone who likes to examine the morality behind decisions we make and the effects the decisions have on our futures.


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