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The Boys Are Back ()


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A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances.

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Joe Warr
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Laura
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Katy
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Harry
Nicholas McAnulty ...
Artie
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Barbara
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Tom
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Digby
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Flick
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Tim Walker
Nakia Pires ...
Lucy
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Mia
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School Housemaster
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Paula
Daniel Carter ...
Digby & Paula's Child
Adriana Conde ...
Digby & Paula's Child
Chantal Dwarka ...
Digby & Paula's Child
Connor Marinos ...
Digby & Paula's Child
Elysia Markou ...
Digby & Paula's Child
Briana Richards ...
Digby & Paula's Child
Donna Lean ...
Artie's Teacher
Johnny Frisina ...
Goldfish Boy
Cody Faucett ...
Kangaroo Boy
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Headbutter
Kate Roberts ...
School Secretary
Luke O'Loughlin ...
Bree
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Newspaper Office PA
Michael Allen ...
Man on Beach
Andy Ciencela ...
Man on Beach
Eliza Lovell ...
Woman on Beach
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Woman on Beach
Rainey Mayo ...
Birthday Party Mother
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Birthday Party Mother
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Tennis Journalist
Susie Small ...
Smart Party Hostess
Sanjaya Patterson ...
Nurse
Lizzie Falkland ...
Editorial Meeting Journalist (as Lizzy Falkland)
Susie Fraser ...
Editorial Meeting Journalist
Ezra Juanta ...
Editorial Meeting Journalist
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Editorial Meeting Journalist
Nick Pelomis ...
Editorial Meeting Journalist
Terry Rogers ...
Editorial Meeting Journalist
Krystle Sansom ...
Beach Girl
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Beach Kid
William Cox ...
Beach Kid
Timothy Giessauf ...
Beach Kid (as Tim Giessauf)
Klayton Stainer ...
Beach Kid
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Harry's Friend
Rupert Simonian ...
Harry's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saxon Cordeaux ...
Room Service (uncredited)
Brenden Dodds ...
Sports Journalist (uncredited)
Lynda-Maree Gerritsen ...
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Tim Glanfield ...
Family Man (uncredited)
Alicia Hovell ...
Wake Guest (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
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Party Mum (uncredited)
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Sports Spectator (uncredited)
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TV Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Scott Hicks

Written by

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Simon Carr ... (novel "The Boys Are Back in Town")
 
Allan Cubitt ... (adaptation)

Produced by

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Jessica Beiler ... associate producer: Australia
Peter Bennett-Jones ... executive producer
Greg Brenman ... producer
Jacquie Glanville ... line producer: United Kingdom
Clive Owen ... executive producer
Paul Ranford ... line producer: Australia
David M. Thompson ... executive producer
Timothy White ... producer (as Tim White)
Bella Wright ... co-producer
Jane Wright ... executive producer

Music by

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Hal Lindes

Cinematography by

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Greig Fraser

Film Editing by

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Scott Gray

Editorial Department

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Rodrigo Balart ... first assistant editor
Tara Bhoola ... post-production assistant
Siobhan Boyes ... post-production coordinator
Sean Lahiff ... second assistant editor
Sam Matthews ... digital intermediate assistant
Alexandra Montgomery ... post-production coordinator
Harry Muller ... color timer
Marty Pepper ... DI colorist
Jerry Ramsbottom ... assistant editor
Jade Robinson ... conformist
Joshua Sutherland ... machine room operator
Michael LeMinh Nguyen ... avid technical support: Spectrum Films (uncredited)
Rachael Watmough ... UK dailies coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Nikki Barrett
Nina Gold

Production Design by

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Melinda Doring

Art Direction by

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Janie Parker

Set Decoration by

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Nic Datson ... (Set electrician)
Glen W. Johnson

Costume Design by

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Emily Seresin

Makeup Department

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Jennifer Lamphee ... additional hair stylist (as Jen Lamphee) / additional makeup artist (as Jen Lamphee)
Lizzie Lawson ... hair stylist: United Kingdom (as Lizzi Lawson Zeiss) / makeup artist: United Kingdom (as Lizzi Lawson Zeiss)
Marion Lee ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Dorka Nieradzik ... personal hair stylist: Clive Owen / personal makeup artist: Clive Owen
Kath Rayner ... assistant makeup artist: United Kingdom
Fiona Rees-Jones ... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Jacquie Glanville ... production supervisor: UK
Dan Hassid ... executive in charge of production (as Daniel Hassid)
Emma Zee ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Danielle Blake ... third assistant director
Chloe Chesterton ... co-second assistant director: UK
Toby Hosking ... second assistant director: UK
Scott Lovelock ... second assistant director
Natasha Phillips ... second third assistant director
Josh Robertson ... first assistant director: UK
Chris Webb ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Lisa Brennan ... property master
James Brooker ... stand-by props
Paul Carter ... property master
Rory Forrest ... carpenter
Stella Fox ... production buyer
Jenny Hitchcock ... set designer
Paul Inglis ... art director: UK
Chris Jobson ... buyer
Brad Maddern ... art-department runner
Toby Marrow ... stand-by props
James Mellor ... art department assistant
Ross Murdoch ... construction foreman
Obie O'Brien ... additional set dresser
Yuri Poetzl ... assistant standby props
Lauren Richards ... assistant buyer/dresser
Cassie Sibbin ... art department assistant/buyer
Tuesday Stone ... buyer/set dresser
Christine Williams ... art department co-ordinator
Nick Slater ... standby carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Dafydd Archard ... sound studio assistant
Asha Ardill ... sound liaison
Marco Arlotta ... boom operator
Rachel Boot ... assistant sound editor
Scott Bruce ... boom operator
Doug Cooper ... re-recording mixer
Robert Edwards ... adr recordist
Rick Gould ... adr recordist
Charlotte Gray ... sound assistant: UK
Felicity Jurd ... adr sound
Keith Marriner ... dialogue editor
John Midgley ... sound mixer: UK
Markus Moll ... sound mix technician
Andrew Neil ... sound effects editor
Glenn Newnham ... foley editor
Ben Osmo ... sound recordist
Adrian Rhodes ... sound
Will Sheridan ... boom operator
Alex Stewart ... foley recording engineer
Mario Vaccaro ... foley artist
Andy Wright ... adr recordist (Australia)
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Angelo Sahin ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Simon Alberry ... I/O supervisor
Dan Ashton ... film recording technician: Weta Digital
Tony Bannan ... visual effects artist
Nick Booth ... film recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Mark Dickson ... digital effects artist
Martin Lipmann ... flame artist
Marty Pepper ... visual effects supervisor
Stephen Roucher ... film recording technician: Weta Digital
Kevin Russell ... compositor
Ben Steele ... visual effects
Pete Williams ... film recording manager: Weta Digital

Stunts

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Jennifer Bichard ... safety supervisor
Glenn Boswell ... stunt coordinator
Ashley Fairfield ... stunt performer
Alexander Shearn ... stunt driver
Chris Weir ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tim Ahern ... video playback operator
Storm Ashwood ... best boy
Steven Bailey ... second assistant camera: second unit
Guy Bennett ... grip trainee
Mark Brown ... assistant grip
Daniel-Konrad Cooper ... video assist operator
David Gregan ... electrician
Kenny Groom ... first assistant camera: UK
Steve Harding ... tracking vehicle grip
Gary Hutchings ... key grip: UK
Andrew AJ Johnson ... AR Rig operator / camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Stefan R. Krzysiak ... central loader: UK
Adam Kuiper ... key grip
Henry Landgrebe ... a camera clapper loader: London
Brett Marks ... dolly grip
Simone Mazengarb ... second assistant: "b" camera
Christopher TJ McGuire ... MK-V AR operator: UK / camera operator: UK
Leigh Nemeth ... electrician
Matt Nettheim ... still photographer (as Matthew Nettheim)
Django Nou ... lighting assistant
Gary Parnham ... electrician: London
Richard Rees-Jones ... gaffer
Dan Sandford ... grip
Kevin Scott ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Henry Smith ... video split assistant
Robert Tench ... second assistant: "a" camera
Simon Tindall ... focus puller: UK
Jack Warrender ... video operator
Jules Wurm ... first assistant camera: "b" camera

Casting Department

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Abigail Barbier ... adr voice casting
Wizzy Evans ... casting associate
Danny Long ... casting assistant
Sheryl Lynn ... casting associate
Robert Sterne ... casting associate
Michael Topple ... casting assistant
Rose Wicksteed ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robyn Jones ... costume buyer
Elly Kamal ... costume supervisor
Linda O'Reilly ... set costumer
Marco Scotti ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Mary Barltrop ... additional location manager
Darin McLeod ... assistant location manager
Sylvia Warmer ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Jemma Burns ... music clearances
Michael Connell ... music editor
Bernard Galbally ... music supervisor
Chris Gough ... music supervisor
Hal Lindes ... musician: guitars
Ian Neil ... music supervisor
Nyree Pinder ... music score coordinator
Steve Price ... music engineer/mixer

Script and Continuity Department

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Hilary Norrish ... script editor
Christine Wilson ... Script Supervisor-uk
Kristin Witcombe ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Guy Bostock ... picture car coordinator
Bobby Finn ... driver: Clive Owen
Simon Jones ... transportation captain
Darren Loveday ... picture car coordinator
David O'Donoghue ... driver: cast
Hera Sparnon ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Michael Bartol ... staff production coordinator: Miramax Films
Jennifer Bichard ... unit nurse: Aus
Nick Bollard ... production assistant
Ben Dawes ... production runner
Rus Ekkel ... tutor
Eve Foreman ... production executive assistant
Oorlagh George ... assistant: Clive Owen
Janine Gray ... assistant: Clive Owen, United Kingdom
Scott Heysen ... technical advisor
Jennifer Jones ... researcher
Rachel King ... unit nurse: UK
Erin Lander ... floor runner: UK
Richard Mansell ... for HanWay Films
Victoria Mielewska ... dialect coach: Laura Fraser
Christine Moran ... post production accountant
Sarah Parfitt ... delivery paperwork coordinator
Matt Pearson ... production runner
Chris Pike ... unit assistant
Sara Puro-Steele ... production runner (as Sara Puro)
Stephen Rutter ... travel manager
George Ryan ... assistant: Mr Hicks and Ms Heysen
Alexandra Schepisi ... drama coach: Nicholas McAnulty
Deryn Stafford ... production coordinator: UK
Frith Tiplady ... head of production
Anna Vincent ... unit publicist
Gareth Wilkes ... first assistant accountant
Christine Wilson ... script supervisor: UK
Rebekah Rimington ... stand-in (uncredited)

Thanks

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John Ptak ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The Boys Are Back is a confessional tale of fatherhood. It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife's death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood. Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: "just says yes." Raising two boys - a curious six year-old and a rebel teen from a previous marriage -- in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with a lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless... and on the constant verge of disaster. The three multi-generational boys of the Warr household, father and sons alike, must each find their own way, however tenuous, to grow up. Written by Miramax

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Taglines Growing up can be the adventure of a lifetime. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Boys Are Back in Town (Australia)
  • Boys Are Back (Australia)
  • The Boys Are Back in Town (World-wide, English title)
  • Boys Are Back (World-wide, English title)
  • Mes garçons sont de retour (France)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The nine songs by Sigur Rós in the film were initially used as a temporary score. However, director Scott Hicks felt the music was so perfect for the film that he personally traveled to Iceland to get approval from Sigur Rós to be featured in the film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #24.4 (2009). See more »
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Quotes Artie: I've got nibbles.
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