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August Rush (2007)

PG | | Drama, Music | 21 November 2007 (USA)
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An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift to try to find his birth parents.

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Kirsten Sheridan

Writers:

Nick Castle (screenplay), James V. Hart (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Highmore ... August Rush
Keri Russell ... Lyla Novacek
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Louis Connelly
Terrence Howard ... Richard Jeffries
Robin Williams ... Maxwell 'Wizard' Wallace
William Sadler ... Thomas Novacek
Marian Seldes ... The Dean
Mykelti Williamson ... Reverend James
Leon Thomas III ... Arthur
Aaron Staton ... Nick
Alex O'Loughlin ... Marshall
Jamia Simone Nash ... Hope
Ronald Guttman ... Professor
Bonnie McKee ... Lizzy
Michael Drayer ... Mannix
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Storyline

Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) is a cellist studying at the Juilliard School and living under strict rule of her father (William Sadler). Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is the lead singer of "The Connelly Brothers", an Irish rock band. Lyla and Louis meet at a party after their respective concerts, and have a sexual encounter on the rooftop. The day after, they separate in a hurry, and are unable to maintain contact as Lyla is ushered away by her father to Chicago. Lyla is also aware that she is pregnant. Later, when in New York City, after an argument with her father over her unborn child, she is struck by a car. Due to the accident trauma, she gives birth prematurely, and her father secretly puts the baby boy up for adoption under her name, allowing Lyla to believe that her son died. Eleven years later, Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore) is living in a boys' orphanage outside New York City, where he meets Richard Jeffries (Terrence Howard), a social worker with Child and Family ... Written by Percy Jackson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

August Rush See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,421,369, 25 November 2007

Gross USA:

$31,664,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,122,026
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Morrison was offered the part of Louis Connelly and turned it down to concentrate on his music. See more »

Goofs

During Louis' unsuccessful trip to Chicago to try to locate Lyla, he's briefly questioned by two police officers in a squad car outside her apartment. Chicago police cars have blue roof lights, but this one has a red light bar on top, and appears to be a New York squad car, filmed from a tight angle to obscure its actual markings. See more »

Quotes

Louis Connelly: I can't do it. I'm sorry Frank, I can't do it.
Marshall: No, Louis wait.
Louis Connelly: No! Let me go!
Marshall: Louis!
Marshall: Just let me go man! WILL YOU JUST LET ME GO!
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Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Sound Circle Song
Written and Performed by Impact Repertory Theatre
Produced by Jamal Joseph
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A brilliant movie.
7 November 2007 | by Jesusgrl792488See all my reviews

This was an absolutely brilliant movie. I saw it at the special premiere to the Grammy Recording Academy members a the WB studios in Burbank. It's an absolutely amazing story with a brilliant cast and a soundtrack that will blow you away. Apparently, both Freddie Highmore, keri russell,Jonathan Rhys Meyers learned most of the songs and played/sang them themselves, which is very impressive once you see the movie. John from five for fighting wrote a few songs on the soundtrack as well. Music is the common thread that keeps the entire movie together and completes it into the masterpiece of a movie that it is. Although at times, there may seem like there are gaps in the story line/character development, the point of this is that the music is what communicates those hidden details of the movie.Overall, this film is a masterpiece that should be cherished by music-lovers everywhere.


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