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Newcastle (2008)

Tragedy befalls one of three brothers while on an outback surfing outing with friends.

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Dan Castle

Writer:

Dan Castle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lachlan Buchanan ... Jesse
Xavier Samuel ... Fergus
Reshad Strik ... Victor
Kirk Jenkins Kirk Jenkins ... Andy
Israel Cannan Israel Cannan ... Scotty
Ben Milliken ... Nathan
Debra Ades ... Debra
Rebecca Breeds ... Leah
Gigi Edgley ... Sandra
Joy Smithers Joy Smithers ... Flora
Jaymes Triglone Jaymes Triglone ... Billy
Woody Naismith ... Jake
Zac Garred ... Kurt (as Zachary Garred)
Scott Campbell Scott Campbell ... Ripley
Anthony Hayes ... Danny
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Storyline

'Newcastle' is a coming-of-age/family drama/surfing movie. 17-year old Jesse lives in the shadow of his older brother Victor's failure to become surfing's Next Big Thing. Even when he's in his natural habitat of magnificent surf breaks, his blue-collar future is brought home by the coal barges that constantly line his horizon. Jesse has the natural skills to surf his way out of this reality and onto the international circuit but can he overcome his equally natural ability to sabotage himself? A momentous weekend away with his mates that includes first love and tragedy leads him to discover what's really important, and also to the performance of a lifetime. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

You're only young forever once.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Blue Blue See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Fergus: [dropping trou] It's not a boner. It's just big, but you wouldn't know anything about that, would you, Scotty?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #5.39 (2008) See more »

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Hoya Hoye
Written and performed by Bole 2 Harlem
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Surfer film with Family discord
24 July 2009 | by KdogHeavenSee all my reviews

While I've seen some over-the-top homophobic comments of two 'reviewers'. This is not a "gay-themed" film. There's a small, but bright facet that is gay-themed.

Family, sibling rivalry among brothers, loss, teenage high-jinx, and a lot of surfing overshadows the fact that one brother is gay. The few PG moments of sex are between two older teen boys and their girlfriends. If seeing a male butt, (in a non-sexual context), makes you squirm, you better stay away from a ton of "regular" movies and museums too.

Anyway, "Newcastle" is the story of how a tragedy enables a family to overcome nagging internal tensions. There are no villains, just victims of their own fear and disappointment. The performances are all topnotch. A minus for US viewer: occasionally the Aussie accents are a little hard to understand.


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