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Newcastle (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1 May 2009 (USA)
Tragedy befalls one of three brothers while on an outback surfing outing with friends.

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Dan Castle

Writer:

Dan Castle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lachlan Buchanan ... Jesse
Xavier Samuel ... Fergus
Reshad Strik Reshad Strik ... Victor
Kirk Jenkins Kirk Jenkins ... Andy
Israel Cannan Israel Cannan ... Scotty
Ben Milliken ... Nathan
Debra Ades ... Debra
Rebecca Breeds ... Leah
Gigi Edgley ... Sandra
Joy Smithers ... Flora
Jaymes Triglone Jaymes Triglone ... Billy
Woody Naismith ... Jake
Zac Garred ... Kurt (as Zachary Garred)
Scott Campbell Scott Campbell ... Ripley
Anthony Hayes ... Danny
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Storyline

'Newcastle' is a coming-of-age/family drama/surfing movie. 17-year old Jesse lives in the shadow of his older brother Victor's failure to become surfing's Next Big Thing. Even when he's in his natural habitat of magnificent surf breaks, his blue-collar future is brought home by the coal barges that constantly line his horizon. Jesse has the natural skills to surf his way out of this reality and onto the international circuit but can he overcome his equally natural ability to sabotage himself? A momentous weekend away with his mates that includes first love and tragedy leads him to discover what's really important, and also to the performance of a lifetime. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

You're only young forever once.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Blue Blue See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$260,657
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Fergus: When we were eight, Victor told me I couldn't go surfing because I had glasses, and I believed him. Then, when he told me I didn't fit in with you anymore, and your friends, I figured he was right.
Jesse: Fergus, he was just...
Fergus: But when he told me that I couldn't play guitar, and that I'd never be any good at anything, I stopped listening to him.
Jesse: He was just hassling you, man.
Fergus: Yeah, I know. He was mad. His mum died and we came and took his dad away. He just took it out on me.
Jesse: He gave me shit, too.
Fergus: ...
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #5.39 (2008) See more »

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Gone
Written by Israel Cannan
Performed by Ben Milliken
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Brokeback Ocean
27 October 2008 | by kieran-j-leeSee all my reviews

This is going to have to become a gay cult favourite given the array of pretty boys on display here romping around with each other and the only remotely heterosexual action being a guy failing to satisfy his prospective girlfriend while his pal gets a blow job from her pal under the covers. I mean, at a couple points near the end one is left wondering whether or not the twin brothers are going to end up making out.

This movie could have probably done with a bit of tighter editing with some scenes such as the campfire scene and the trip out to the pivotal surf site dragging on a bit long, but the in-water scenes are particularly good though essentially limited to two fairly brief but crucial points in the film.

Shane Jacobson has a touching turn as the father, but unfortunately it is very difficult to picture him as anyone other than his legendary alter-ego Kenny and sadly for me this somewhat overshadowed his performance.

I'd give this a 6 out of 10 and several people at the screening I saw left part way through, but for the reasons stated above there may be those for whom this film is a lot more appealing.


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