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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 Lois Ramsey ... Gran
Sarah Walker Sarah Walker ... Katie
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) »

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Population five.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2006 (Australia) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$758,859 (Australia), 20 October 2006, Limited Release
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Molloy Boy Productions See more »
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Color
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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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Boytown is great - best Aussie comedy in ages
28 June 2006 | by freo43See all my reviews

I got along to a sneak "mystery" preview screening at Village in Sth Yarra, and almost contemplated leaving when I found out it was a Mick Molloy Australian comedy movie. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised though! If you like The Castle, The Dish or any American MTV rockumentary/music based movies, I'd think you'll enjoy this. Glenn Robbins was great in the lead I thought, in fact all 5 of the boy band were very good. Three bad bits- I thought the closing 3 minutes were among the worst ever seen in Cinema, and really destroyed the enjoyment of the rest of the flick. It was Aussie commercial-TV sketch show bad. (and THAT'S BAD!). The same goes for the ridiculous scene of one of the guys dancing in his underwear... BAD! And one of the songs they sing will probably be offensive to some people.

So, those 3 cringe-worthy moments aside, I think these guys have done a fantastic job.

I left the cinema laughing and enjoyed telling others about the movie, something I haven't done for an Aussie movie in many years (since The Castle, probably!).

When it comes out, check it out and hopefully these flicks will keep improving :)


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