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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 teenagers band together to fight.

Director:

Stuart Beattie

Writers:

John Marsden (novel), Stuart Beattie
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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 ... Mrs. Maxwell
Julia Yon Julia Yon ... Mrs. Takkam
Dane Carson Dane Carson ... Mr. Mathers
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Storyline

In a small Australian town, seven teenage friends go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they don't know is that their country is being invaded. 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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Trivia

The population of Wirrawee in the film is given on the "Welcome to Wirrawee" sign as 3871. In the background of several scenes, a Holden dealership, Woolworths supermarket (with attached Woolworths Liquor) and a Beaurepaires outlet are visible. In the novel, Wirrawee is located in Victoria. In the film, it is in New South Wales. See more »

Goofs

The invaders round up the entire population. No real-life invaders have ever done that: it would destroy the value of the invaded society and create immense problems feeding and guarding them. Even the Nazis did deportations by stages. 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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Soundtracks

Black Hearts (On Fire)
Written by Chris Cester (as C Cester) & Cameron Muncey (as C Muncey)
Performed by Jet
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I Enjoyed This Movie
24 October 2013 | by MrAwesome1022See all my reviews

To the reviews that question the logic of the film and mentioned the driving around "without a care in the world" do not understand military parameters of making a perimeter. In the film the only time they were driving freely was when they were outside of the city limits, where there were never soldiers.

When you play close attention to the small details you will notice things like that rather than writing in a review you found the movie "laughable." I loved the human interaction and how the movie was crafted to not just be a war movie, but something much deeper about people from different walks of life coming together for a cause.

The acting I felt was also very well done, as well was the script. Every character develops in their own unique way, which gave the script a very complete feeling. I really don't have any complaints for how it was presented, it was a very solid film. It was just missing a spark to push it over the top of being good to great.

True Score: 7.3


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow, When the War Began See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,172, 26 February 2012

Gross USA:

$4,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,533,595
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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