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Broken Hill (2009)

Alexa Vega , Timothy Hutton , Dagen Merrill  |  PG |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Alexa Vega, Timothy Hutton, Rhys Wakefield, Andy McPhee, Luke Arnold
  • Directors: Dagen Merrill
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004ODLUIK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,330 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A handsome high-school senior aspires to become a classical composer in this tuneful drama. Tommy (Luke Arnold, who recalls Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel) lives on an Australian sheep ranch with his widowed father, George (Timothy Hutton), a stern soccer coach, and nurses a crush on exchange student Kat (Alexa Vega, Spy Kids), who barely knows he exists. One night, Tommy and George come across escaped convict Kalae (Che Timmons) on their drive home. They turn the unconscious man over to the police, and get on with their lives. Later, when Kat finds out that Tommy has access to a truck, she convinces him to chauffeur her around during a night of vandalism, which lands him in jail, where he reconnects with Kalae, who tells him about a prison choir. Upon Tommy's release, he convinces Kat to help him form a convict band in order to fulfill their community service requirement and to facilitate his entrance into Sydney's prestigious Music Conservatorium. At first, the inexperienced duo attract only two participants, but other inmates eventually materialize, and as their repertoire takes shape, Kat's hard shell softens. Unfortunately, Tommy has to cancel their performance at Broken Hill when a prisoner goes missing, but Kat and the other players convince him to try again. The conclusion feels more like wish fulfillment than a realistic outcome, but director Dagen Merrill does depict Tommy's daydreams at times, so it seems rather fitting. Extra features include commentary from Merrill, producer Chris Wyatt, and a sleepy Vega. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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Born and raised on an Australian sheep ranch, Tommy (Luke Arnold) dreams of becoming a great musician. Everything changes, though, when his antics to impress his beautiful classmate Kat (Alexa Vega) backfire and land them both in trouble. But after auditioning for an elite music academy, Tommy is given the second chance he needs to win Kat’s affection, his father’s approval and the opportunity of a lifetime.

Bonus Feature:
Audio commentary with Writer / Director Dagen Merrill, Producer Chris Wyatt and Alexa Vega.


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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Academy award winner Timothy Hutton headed down under and portrayed a very convincing grumpy passionate Aussie sheep farmer at odds with his musically gifted son. The way father and son came back together, separated and then reunited through music is heartwarming and realistic. The music is brilliant. The outback scenes are stunning. The drama that turns to romance between Luke Arnold (Tommy) and Spy Kids star Alexa Vega (Kat) is a treat. The plot moves steadily to a wonderful climax with plenty of subplots and subtle themes to keep you thinking and enjoying at the same time. Thumbs up to the writer, director, producer and cast. (What's with the horse on the DVD cover???? Tommy rides a motor bike not a horse. Whatever!?!?)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see! May 18, 2011
By tahoe12
Format:DVD
This film was utterly entertaining and a feel good movie as well. You will be rooting for the likeable and adorable main character Tommy who has big dreams that seem impossible to achieve given his circumstances. I promise that the ending will leave you smiling and feeling insprired.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for really picky (or conservative) people!! November 4, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video
This was an amazing movie, I love the music. Good story.

Picky people remarks:
Tommy goes out with a crazy group of young people and throws watermelons at garbage cans, cars, through windows, etc...
Tommy signs a sheet that says they did more community service time than they really did
NO bad words
When a strange man keeps staring at her, the girl says "I don't know what prostitute I remind you of, but just stop it!"- turns out she reminded the man of his daughter that he desperately wanted to see again.
That was literally ALL the slightly questionable material there was---------if you don't mind a couple kisses :)

Great movie, I absolutely loved it!!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful film with a message June 22, 2011
By Cynthia
Format:DVD
I loved this film. The music, the scenary, the filming was beautiful. It's a movie we enjoy watching over and over. Teens especially will relate but there is a message for everyone who has a family - which is all of us. Timothy Hutton is always worth the price of admission. Definately a winner!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it January 27, 2014
By B.M.
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
What a wonderful movie this was. Luke Arnold played his part perfectly. It is a safe movie for children and adults and it is highly interesting especially for those who love music!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly different than everything else out there November 23, 2013
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A different story line than most movies. It was refreshing and inspiring! I loved the cast and the ideas behind everything.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie October 20, 2013
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Love the setting of the movie, also the workings of the sheep station. The characters were very engaging, and the music and story were very heartwarming. Definitely a movie I would watch again and possibly purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Movie September 18, 2013
By jrnylst
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
It's fun to see Alexa grown up, and she plays a great role in this movie. The movie is done so well, we love watching it over again. Some of the songs get stuck in my head, and I like them, so that's not a bad thing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars How do great movies like this slip under the radar?
This is one of those amazing 'little movies" that few people ever hear about but those who do LOVE it,
Dagen Merrill, writer Director is a talent to watch !!
Published 7 months ago by Kieth W. Merrill
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
I thought it was great. I tryed looking everywhere in Australia for it but could not. I was so excited when i saw it because my daughter and i were extras in the cast. Read more
Published 11 months ago by tweety22au
4.0 out of 5 stars It's great if you love music
Well, at first sight (looking at the poster or DVD cover etc) this might not have been a movie I would have gone out of my way to see, or buy the DVD of, but it's funny how destiny... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Genevieve Navarre
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming
Both young actors do a really nice job in this film and Luke Arnold cast a spell on me! Inspiring story of a young man and woman, who may easily have taken the wrong path in life,... Read more
Published 12 months ago by margaret gaughan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great message with feel good ending
I really enjoyed this movie, because of the awesome music for one, but also because the main star held onto his dream despite difficult circumstances, including his father not... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Faith Harper
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, bad acting.
I was excited to watch this movie. Thought is would involve a little more country astmoshpere but it didn't. The dad is a sheep farmer and a big bad football/soccor coach?? Read more
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Movie
I had recently watched Alexa Vega in "From Prada to Nada" and I liked her acting. She is funny and believable. She and Luke Arnold did not disappoint me in this story. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Butterfly 411
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film.
I saw this online before purchasing it. This was definitely one to add to our collection. The music is outstanding and the story is inspiring.
Published 18 months ago by Charlie Brown
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