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Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

Director:

Stuart Beattie

Writers:

John Marsden (novel), Stuart Beattie
8 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caitlin Stasey ... Ellie Linton
Rachel Hurd-Wood ... Corrie Mackenzie
Lincoln Lewis ... Kevin Holmes
Deniz Akdeniz ... Homer Yannos
Phoebe Tonkin ... Fiona Maxwell
Chris Pang ... Lee Takkam
Ashleigh Cummings ... Robyn Mathers
Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan ... Chris Lang (as Andy Ryan)
Colin Friels ... Dr. Clements
Don Halbert Don Halbert ... Mr. Linton
Olivia Pigeot ... Mrs. Linton
Stephen Bourke Stephen Bourke ... Police Officer
Kelly Butler Kelly Butler ... Mrs. Maxwell
Julia Yon Julia Yon ... Mrs. Takkam
Dane Carson Dane Carson ... Mr. Mathers
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Storyline

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Where Were You When Everything Changed?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerreiros do Amanhã See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 3,862,193 (Australia), 5 September 2010, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,525,360, 28 December 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Australian cities of Townsville and Port Hedland are mentioned in the film during a radio broadcast. In the novels, all of the cities/towns referenced in Australia are fictitious. See more »

Goofs

When Ellie, corrie and Kevin are attempting to get a better look at the Showground, just before Ellie runs up to the fire truck, they all lean up against a blue Suzuki the number plate on said car is CR 22 xx it goes from clean to dirty in half a second. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ellie Linton: We're not going to hold back. Recording it like this, it's um, it's so important to us. I guess it's our way of telling us that things matter. That we mean something. Maybe... some of the things we've done... The friends that we've lost, hopefully it all makes a difference somehow.
[regaining her composure]
Ellie Linton: There's only one way to do this. And that's to go back to where this all began.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Tomorrow, When the War Began (2011) See more »

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Don't You Think It's Time
Written by K Mitchell
Performed by Bob Evans
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Tripped over a Gem!
3 August 2011 | by zordmakerSee all my reviews

OK so this was one of those films that I tripped over. It was amongst a list of supposedly "worthy" sci-fi action films in the SMH one day about three months ago. Now I pay to go see films in the cinema that I know I want to see. But films that I couldn't be bothered seeing or paying for but still have a curiosity over - I download using bit torrent. And so it was that this film (along with some of the others) came my way.

Now I wish I had paid for it. Because it certainly is worth a proper screening! This film was a welcome breath of fresh air film making in the tradition of Aussie films where character development and story telling mean more than explosions. That's not to say that the explosions weren't good - they were - but this film brings back a rare thing nowadays in feature films - emotion.

Give this film a go. It's under rated, very delightful to watch and quintessentially Australian. Watching it, you begin to truly believe that "hey that could be my town, my son, my house". It challenges and yet entertains. And most of all, it's simple to watch. You don't need an arts degree to enjoy it - it flows over you.

Be patient with the beginning (like many Aussie films and old cars, it takes a while to get warmed up). In the end, I couldn't fault this film. It's one of the rare recent releases that I know will be watched again and again.

Zordmaker


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