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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

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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The music is everywhere. All you have to do is listen. See more »

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Drama | Music

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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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Budget:

$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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In Brazil, the movie is titled "The Sound of the Heart". See more »

Goofs

The license plates on the cars in NYC have the design of the current New York License plates. However, the part of the movie where Louis is chasing Lyla is supposed to take place 11 yrs prior to present day, being 1995-1996. Those license plates were not issued until many years later, probably 1999-2000. See more »

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August Rush: The music is all around US, all you have to do is listen.
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

God Bless the Child
Written by Arthur Herzog Jr. and Billie Holiday
Produced by Bobby Colomby
Performed by Chris Botti and Paula Cole
Chris Botti and Paula Cole appear courtesy of Columbia Records
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Wonderful movie
18 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

I never comment on movies here, usually I just use this website to get an idea of what I am about to watch but I saw this movie last night and loved it.

This movie is a fairytale set in real life circumstances. I really like that the film was never advertised as an Oliver Twist take, but I loved all of the allusions to it. It was a very creative take on the classic story. The poor orphan boy who wants nothing more than to be loved.

My favorite aspect of the movie was how infused music actually was in the movie. I am a musician and I liked the touches that the filmmakers went into to make the film seem as credible as a fairytale can be. I also like how it brought together modern rock, classic symphonic music, and modern symphonic music. It didn't really glamorize the life's of everyday musicians. I like all of the extra little things that were thrown into the movie that only a musician would get. There were some errors but for the most part I applaud the film makers for the attention to the musical details.

Yes the movie was a bit bit corny, and a little over the top, but for the most part I loved it and suggested it to every one.


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