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December Boys (2007)

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One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.

Director:

Rod Hardy

Writers:

Ronald Kinnoch (story), Michael Noonan (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Maps
Lee Cormie ... Misty
Christian Byers ... Sparks
James Fraser ... Spit
Jack Thompson ... Bandy
Teresa Palmer ... Lucy
Sullivan Stapleton ... Fearless
Victoria Hill ... Teresa
Max Cullen ... Narrator / Adult Misty
Kris McQuade ... Mrs. McAnsh
Ralph Cotterill ... Shellback
Frank Gallacher Frank Gallacher ... Father Scully
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Watson
Judi Farr Judi Farr ... Reverend Mother
Carmel Johnson ... Sister Beatrice
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Storyline

An adult nicknamed Misty is narrating a story about one summer in his life when he was an adolescent in the late 1960s. He was living in a Catholic orphanage in the Australian outback. His best mates were the "December boys" - Maps, Spark and Spit - the four of them so named because they were the boys in the orphanage born in the month of December. With a recent windfall, the orphanage decided to give each of the boys a group vacation for each of their birthdays, the December boys the first to go. Their vacation was to Lady Star Cove on the Australian coast, to stay at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. McAnsh - Bandy and "Skipper". Their relatively carefree Christmas vacation took a turn primarily from three events: learning the reason the McAnshes hosted the boys specifically at this time; Maps, the oldest in his mid-teens, exploring his sexuality with a girl named Lucy, who was also visiting Lady Star Cove for the summer; and Misty secretly learning that a young couple in the cove, Fearless... Written by Huggo

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Daniel Radcliffe of the Harry Potter film series tests the bonds of friendship and family. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, underage drinking and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

To make sure he could deliver an authentic Australian accent for the film, Daniel Radcliffe started studying and practicing Australian accents six months prior to shooting. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is apparently set in the 1950s or early 1960s at most, the record Maps finds in the cave features Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky", released in 1969. Later, when Maps and Lucy listen to another record, the song played is Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain?", released in 1970. See more »

Quotes

Maps: Just remember Misty, no matter what, you're still a December boy.
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Soundtracks

Spirit in the Sky
Written and performed by Norman Greenbaum
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Holiday at the sea
21 March 2019 | by zutterjp48See all my reviews

December Boys a a very nice story about 4 young orphans who travelled to the seaside and are thinking about their future.A story with dramatic moments but also with very sweet and happy moments.The cast is very good and the landscapes are marvelous.


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Country:

Australia | Germany | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 September 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,810, 16 September 2007

Gross USA:

$50,715

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,175,579
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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