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Thunderstruck (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 May 2004 (Australia)
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After a near death experience, five Boys, all devoted AC/DC fans, make a pact to bury their best friend next to the grave of Bon Scott. 12 years later, having gone their different ways, they come together to fulfill the promise.

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Darren Ashton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Gameau ... Sonny
Stephen Curry ... Ben
Ryan Johnson ... Lloyd
Callan Mulvey ... Sam
Sam Worthington ... Ronnie
Kestie Morassi ... Amy
Rachel Gordon ... Molly
Vito de Francesco ... Head Chef
John Merkel John Merkel ... Rob Wallace
Jennifer Wall Jennifer Wall ... Twister Woman
Al Clark Al Clark ... Gary Geffen
John Sheerin John Sheerin ... Mr. Jones
Judi Farr Judi Farr ... Mrs. Jones
Peter Longbottom Peter Longbottom ... Male Jingle Singer
Jenny Dunstan Jenny Dunstan ... Female Jingle Singer / Singing Duo
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Storyline

The time is 1991. The location is Sydney. The event is AC/DC's Razor Edge Tour. And in the thick of the mosh pit are five boys: Sonny, Ben, Lloyd, Sam and Ronnie, having a pearler of a time. When the concert concludes, the boys head on up to the VIP room...and are promptly thrown out. They then proceed out the back alleyway and by sheer chance, owing to a poster of former AC/DC member Bon Scott, the boys escape a near-death experience. Thinking Bon is sending them a message, they sign a contract which says the first to die will be buried by the other four next to Bon in Fremantle Cemetery. Twelve years on, the boys have gone their separate ways. Sonny is a stay-at-home without a job, Sam has been passed between several jobs, Lloyd is into unsavoury activities involving drugs, Ben is a supermarket worker, and Ronnie - perhaps the only successful one - is a jingle creator. Pity his wife Molly is divorcing him but she's only interested in herself and her music. Some of the boys keep in ... Written by CapDac

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What a difference a decade makes See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Thunder Struck See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$250,792 (Australia), 21 May 2004, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Umbilical Brothers (David Collins and Shane Dundas) filmed several scenes for this film, but their scenes were cut to keep the focus on the four main characters. See more »

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In multiple scenes during their trip though the outback, a long serpentine tire mark appears on the road indicating that scenes meant to have taken place in different locations were all filmed at that spot. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: [Sam and Ben have just had a brawl, and Ben is walking away] You know, the day that Ronnie died, there wasn't a cloud in the sky. It was perfect weather. So Ronnie goes out to play some golf. Suddenly, out of nowhere, this storm just appears. Ronnie's on the fourth hole. He goes to tee off.
[Flashback. We see Ronnie raising his wedge, when a lightning bolt strikes it]
Sonny: You remember what the last song we all heard together was?
Ben: No.
Sonny: Thunderstruck.
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Connections

Referenced in Thunderstruck: Making Thunderstruck (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Albert Productions
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Rock and Roll Road Trip
14 April 2012 | by Loops2112See all my reviews

I dug this out of my husband's DVD collection to watch when I was in on my own one night (he's the AC/DC fan in the house, not me). I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised.

I've always quite liked road-trip movies, especially ones with a bit of comedy and this one didn't disappoint - there were a few laugh out load scenes in there. Loved the hairstyles in the beginning and didn't realise it was Sam Worthington from Avatar fame until I looked up the cast on IMDb afterwards, so that was cool seeing an early film of his without knowing it.

There were some good characters in this film, some genuinely funny moments and some 'lightly' touching moments.

I don't think you have to be an AC/DC fan to enjoy this film.


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