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Danny Deckchair (2003)

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Release Date
 USA: Aug 13, 2004
DVD Release Date
 R1: Dec 21, 2004

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for sex-related situations.

Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes

Country Australia

Studio City Productions, Crusader Entertainment, Macquarie Film Productions

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• Danny Deckchair
• Larry Lawnchair

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Genre: Comedy, Police

Tagline: For anyone who ever dreamed of taking off.

Plot: Brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier had a productive year in 1783 when they became the first humans to construct a hot air balloon safe enough to carry passengers. Technological advances have since relegated the balloon to novelty status in the race to become airborne. But briefly, on July 2nd, 1982, the balloon reentered the public consciousness, when truck driver Larry Walters tethered 45 weather balloons to a lawn chair, and took to the air. Larry's experience forms the backbone to the plot in DANNY DECKCHAIR, with Rhys Ifans' starring as Walters's cinematic doppelganger, Danny Morgan.

Disgruntled with his life as a laborer in Sydney, Australia, Danny takes off--literally--by tying a bunch of balloons to a deckchair, and ascending to the skies. His flight ends in the sleepy town of Clarence, where he unceremoniously lands in the garden of Glenda Lake (Miranda Otto). The naive townsfolk he encounters in Clarence prove to be a grand source of inspiration to Danny, and he proceeds to teach them how to live life to the fullest, while enjoying a passionate romance with Glenda. But Danny's past life is not totally behind him, and when it catches up to him, his blissful new existence comes under serious threat.

This gentle comedy further asserts Ifans's excellence as a

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 Directed by
Jeff Balsmeyer
Maid of Dishonor
 Written by
Jeff Balsmeyer
Maid of Dishonor
Rhys Ifans
Notting Hill, Little Nicky, The Shipping News
Miranda Otto
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Justine Clarke
Japanese Story, Bootmen, Look Both Ways
Rhys Muldoon
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John Batchelor
Man-Thing, Inspector Gadget 2, Ned
Alan Flower
When Good Ghouls Go Bad
Julie Sobotta
Kiss or Kill
 Music By
David Donaldson
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Steve Roche
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Janet Roddick
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Forgotten Silver

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