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Paper Planes (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 15 January 2015 (Australia)
An imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Director:

Robert Connolly

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Robert Connolly (screenplay by), Steve Worland (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Worthington ... Jack
Ed Oxenbould ... Dylan
Deborah Mailman ... Maureen
Ena Imai Ena Imai ... Kimi
Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke ... Jason
Julian Dennison ... Kevin
Terry Norris ... Grandpa
Peter Rowsthorn Peter Rowsthorn ... Mr. Hickenlooper
David Wenham ... Patrick
Alex Williams ... Jethro
Prea Cunningham ... Classmate
Talei Howell-Price Talei Howell-Price ... Headmistress
Daniel Holliday Daniel Holliday ... Teacher
Caroline McKenzie Caroline McKenzie ... Grandpa's Lady Friend
Sally Sander Sally Sander ... Grandpa's Lady Friend
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Storyline

After an unexpected introduction to the world of competitive paper-plane throwing, the timid twelve-year-old, Dylan Weber, finally makes it to the Aussie Junior Championships in Sydney. However, with a resigned father living in the past, Dylan will have to use his resourcefulness to come up with a winning paper-plane model for the World Junior Paper Plane Championship in Tokyo, to compete against skilful and very ambitious contestants. Clearly, at the end of Dylan's great adventure, the only important thing is fighting for what matters in life--and even though winning is something--never giving up is everything. Written by Nick Riganas

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Calling all flyers See more »

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Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Trivia

The scenes, with cast members, set in Sydney Australia, were actually shot in and around Perth, which is 2,000 miles away (as the crow flies), on the western, and opposite coast of Australia. See more »

Goofs

Bangladesh score 71/1 (15.1 over) when Dylan has gone to school. They score 74/1 (17.5 over) when he is back. To bowl 2.4 over about 15 minute (maximum) is required. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: [Giving Dylan a present] I, uh... thought you might like something to remind you of home if you're missing us.
Dylan: Oh, you're still my favourite living fossil!
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References Battle of Britain (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Beauty In The World
Written by George Reichart (as Reichart), Joshua Lopez (as Lopez), Caviar (as Cross) and Macy Gray (as Mcintyre)
(Larry Leron Music / Universal Music - Z Songs
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd/control)
Performed by Dami Im
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
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charming movie for children
9 March 2019 | by myriamlenysSee all my reviews

Now that his mother has died, a young boy lives together with his father, who is sinking in a morass of depression and inertia. The life of the young boy isn't all that exciting - until he is introduced to the art of making paper airplanes. It turns out that he is very, very good at it, even to the point of winning local competitions...

Not, I suppose, a classic for the ages, but a charming movie with touches of wit and humor. It has a positive message and teaches values such as enterprise, hard work, resilience and kindly openness to other cultures. As an adult one can see the ending coming from a mile off, but what the heck - this is a pleasantly entertaining movie for children, we're not talking a thriller by Boileau-Narcejac.

I was left with a strange desire to go and fold paper planes myself.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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$7,646,673
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