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The Boys Are Back

Based on the memoir by Simon Carr, this story of fatherhood set in South Australia. When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his own philosophies on parenting.

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Released: Sep 15th, 2009
Budget: N/A
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The Boys Are Back Main Cast

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Clive Owen
Clive Owen
plays Joe Warr
Emma Booth
Emma Booth
plays Laura
Laura Fraser
Laura Fraser
plays Katy
George MacKay
George MacKay
plays Harry
Nicholas McAnulty
Nicholas McAnulty
plays Artie
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • This is the first time that South Australian Director Scott Hicks has filmed a movie in his home state of South Australia since 1996's Academy Award winning Shine.
  • The German distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has scheduled a theatrical release for 28 January 2010, but they removed that date and replaced it with a direct-to-DVD release, because they expected too few ticket sales.
  • 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.
  • Simon Carr (IV) and his two sons, the people the film is based upon all visited the set during filming.
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