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Broken Hill (2009)

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A sheep-rancher's son aspires to win a music conservatory scholarship, but to apply he needs musicians who can play his music. Circumstances lead him to form a band out of prison inmates.

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Dagen Merrill

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Dagen Merrill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Arnold ... Tommy McAlpine
Alexa PenaVega ... Kat Rogers (as Alexa Vega)
Rhys Wakefield ... Scott Price
Timothy Hutton ... George McAlpine
Che Timmins ... Kalai Takalua
John Clark John Clark ... Maestro Pindari
Leo Taylor Leo Taylor ... Warden Bill Rude
Andy McPhee ... Bear
George Kapiniaris George Kapiniaris ... Ricardo Romero
Ebony Ween Ebony Ween ... Ricardo's Daughter
Luke O'Loughlin Luke O'Loughlin ... Fuzz
Adam Groecke Adam Groecke ... Jock Boy (as Adam Grocke)
Peter Lamb Peter Lamb ... Officer Jack Taylor
Todd Telford Todd Telford ... Bells Player - Jeffrey
Hung Le Hung Le ... Cho the Violin Player
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Storyline

Tommy, a gifted teenage composer, dreams of being accepted into the famous Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, a good band is hard to find in the middle of Outback Australia - until a strange incident involving flying watermelons leads him to a group of talented prison inmates. Written by H. Rose

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Music was their second chance.

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Drama | Family | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language
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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,140, 13 September 2009

Gross USA:

$54,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,058
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Luke Arnold's first feature film. See more »

Quotes

Kat Rogers: I hate classical music.
Tommy McAlpine: I love classical music.
Kat Rogers: Yeah, well, I'd rather be run over by a truck.
Tommy McAlpine: I've got a truck.
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Slow, boring, technically woeful
2 October 2019 | by diz-syd-63See all my reviews

I do not like movies were musicians are played by actors. They rarely get taught correctly, classix case when the protagonist is conducting the singers and he gesticulates pitch change by moving his hands up (higher) and (down) lower in pitch. Except this is just random. Shame on the director for not bothering to undertake research. The piano playing, very little correlation to the sounds coming from the instrument. Too slow moving hence tedious and boring.


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