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August Rush (2007)

PG | | Drama, Music | 21 November 2007 (USA)
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A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... August Rush
... Lyla Novacek
... Louis Connelly
... Richard Jeffries
... Maxwell 'Wizard' Wallace
... Thomas Novacek
... The Dean
... Reverend James
... Arthur
... Nick
... Marshall
... Hope
... Professor
... Lizzy
... Mannix
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Storyline

The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. Written by DeathtoGlitter

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An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound See more »

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de un sueño  »

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Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,421,369, 24 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,655,091, 24 February 2008
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Trivia

When Lyla and Louis are on the rooftop, a man resembling the "Wizard" is playing a harmonica and guitar down below them. See more »

Goofs

When Evan (August) meets Mr. Jeffries for the first time, Freddie Highmore's microphone pack attached to the back of his pants is visible as he gets up from the table. See more »

Quotes

Louis Connelly: Great sounds kid. Gibson J200?
[August nods]
Louis Connelly: It's beautiful. Can I see her?
[August looks uncertainly over at Wizard who is talking on the phone]
Louis Connelly: Hey, it's okay. I'm a musician too.
[August and Louis swap guitars]
Louis Connelly: Oh yeah!
[Louis plays some cord]
Louis Connelly: Nice action.
August Rush: Your pretty good.
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Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Moondance
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers
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19 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a fantastic movie. Well done. During our screening at a particularly tough part for the title character, I heard people in the theater say "No, no..." The level of "buy in" and suspension of disbelief is high.

Even the dissonance of Wizard and Lila's father was handled superbly. Robin Williams hit just the right note in his portrayal of Wizard. The actors playing Agust Rush/Evan Taylor and his mother and father were amazingly well cast.

This is truly a symphony of a film. You'll enjoy it, your children will enjoy it, and you will walk out of the theater knowing that, for once, your ticket money was well spent.


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