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BoyTown (2006)

"Boytown" concerns a successful 80s boy band of the same name reforming their band in contemporary times in the hope that they can capture some of their former glory and that the fans will ... See full summary »

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Kevin Carlin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Robbins Glenn Robbins ... Benny G
Mick Molloy ... Tommy Boy
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Bobby Mac
Wayne Hope ... Carl
Gary Eck ... Corey
Sally Phillips ... Holly
Lachy Hulme ... Marty Boomstein
Lois Ramsey ... Gran
Sarah Walker Sarah Walker ... Katie
Sally McDonald Sally McDonald ... Boomstein Records Receptionist
Syd Brisbane ... Jeff
Tony Martin ... Kenny Larkin
Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith ... Documentary Camera
Mark Tarpey Mark Tarpey ... Documentary Sound
Richard Marsland Richard Marsland ... Record Company Executive
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Storyline

"Boytown" concerns a successful 80s boy band of the same name reforming their band in contemporary times in the hope that they can capture some of their former glory and that the fans will still be interested. Tommy, Corey, Benny and two others try to reform Boytown in 2005, but now they are all in the late 30s and are not sure whether people will still be interested in them. What follows is their tale as they try to recapture some of their former magic. Written by Anonymous

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rock concert | pop music | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Population five.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Trivia

Glenn Robbin's first lead role in a film. He played "supporting roles" in two films, Evil Angels (1988) as a young father and as Pete O'May in Lantana (2001). See more »

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Spin-off BoyTown Confidential (2007) See more »

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Very glad I didn't pay to see this (just saw it on free-to-air this evening)!!
17 February 2008 | by Avalanche_33See all my reviews

Well, what a strange film that was indeed... The amount of hype that this movie received when it was released in the cinemas was complete overkill and did not justify the quality of the film, which really should be avoided like the plague. Australian comedy really is much better than this, with this feature being a black spot in Australian film history. I was left wondering "Is that it? Is that all that they could do with the amount of talent in the cast?".

The tag-line of "Population Five" might actually apply to the number of people that may have been left in the cinema by about half-way through the movie after everyone had stood up and departed..... I've got a feeling that the whole production and cast are laughing at the people who actually paid to see the film - I'm sure many people who went to see this in the cinema would have left bitterly disappointed.

There was a bit of a storyline in this film, but it just seemed that the film was trying to squeeze too much out of the limited time utilized. The issues of family and comradeship were dealt with rather well, especially in relation to the main character (Benny G, played by Glenn Robbins), but the film left the audience wanting more from the heavily underutilized cast. And yes, I agree with the other reviewer (sallyforth1) about the ending, which seemed to be written hurriedly within five minutes in an effort to just be done with the project.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,351,515
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Company Credits

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Molloy Boy Productions See more »
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Color
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