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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.

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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 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?


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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:

AUD25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,172, 26 February 2012

Gross USA:

$4,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,504,936
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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

The kids have been out of phone touch for several days, but nobody thinks to check their phones for messages and missed calls until they realise the landline is not working. 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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Featured in Today: Episode dated 2 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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Good cast, visually stunning but often put focus on the wrong things
9 December 2014 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

The cast is good enough and you can't complain about the visuals but the script is flawed, due to the makers eagerness into focusing on the teen- romance aspects of the movie instead of the survival aspect.

For instance there is a scene where the gang have a potentially lethal mission going on and 2 girls can't stop chatting about the boys they like, asking if this or that person is a good kisser etc.

And stuff like that happens throughout of the movie, so what everyone they know is either dead or prisoners of war does that really mean we can't go on a date right?

Yeah... But when it's not focused on that it's fairly entertaining.

The violence is very minimal which takes away a lot of the tension that could have been in the movie, okay it's aimed at teens but still war is never pretty.

There's also very little action for it to be listed as a action-movie and the poster makes it look like it's actionpacked as well but it's really not.

In the end of the movie which ends with a cliffhanger of sorts it's kind of obvious that it was always intended as a trilogy or something with this movie being the first part.

And it appears that the sequel is being made as we speak, I'd watch it but I hope they don't focus on too many love-triangles but of the actual war/survivor-story that time.


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