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BoyTown (2006)

"Boytown" concerns a successful 80s boy band of the same name reforming their band in contemporary times in the hope that they can capture some of their former glory and that the fans will ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Robbins Glenn Robbins ... Benny G
Mick Molloy ... Tommy Boy
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Bobby Mac
Wayne Hope ... Carl
Gary Eck ... Corey
Sally Phillips ... Holly
Lachy Hulme ... Marty Boomstein
Lois Ramsey ... Gran
Sarah Walker Sarah Walker ... Katie
Sally McDonald ... Boomstein Records Receptionist
Syd Brisbane ... Jeff
Tony Martin ... Kenny Larkin
Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith Joanne Donahoe-Beckwith ... Documentary Camera
Mark Tarpey Mark Tarpey ... Documentary Sound
Richard Marsland Richard Marsland ... Record Company Executive
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"Boytown" concerns a successful 80s boy band of the same name reforming their band in contemporary times in the hope that they can capture some of their former glory and that the fans will still be interested. Tommy, Corey, Benny and two others try to reform Boytown in 2005, but now they are all in the late 30s and are not sure whether people will still be interested in them. What follows is their tale as they try to recapture some of their former magic. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2006 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy Town See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,351,515
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Molloy Boy Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Glenn Robbin's first lead role in a film. He played "supporting roles" in two films, Evil Angels (1988) as a young father and as Pete O'May in Lantana (2001). See more »

Connections

Spin-off BoyTown Confidential (2007) See more »

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Hard to fault
26 October 2006 | by rogerclementjonesSee all my reviews

I'm not going to say anything much about plot and content - You should see it and I don't want to spoil a minute of it for you.

It's not often you see a movie you can't fault, but "Boytown" is one of them. Great premise, top writing and directing, well acted with the perfect comedy timing you'd expect from this group of Australian (OK, and British ex-pat) veterans. The songs for women of "their generation" had my wife and I rolling in the aisles.

It's a masterpiece of stereotype satire, and an interesting comment on what happens to rockers when they're closer to the rocking chair than the rocking cradle.

The ending was a surprise (although I had been warned by my son), but somehow it seemed like the best way to end and it neatly eliminated any prospect of the pathetic sequel so many American films seem to spawn. Go and see it, and don't listen to the negative reviews - they must have been watching some other movie of the same name.


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