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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.

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Robert Connolly

Writers:

Robert Connolly (screenplay by), Steve Worland (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Australia | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Aviones de papel See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,646,673
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The emu, Kimi's proclaimed favorite bird, and depicted on the emblem of Dylan's school uniform, is Australia's official national bird. Emus are flightless, as Kimi pointed out in her proclamation, which can be seen as necessary to clarify, for many, Dylan's later rhetorical question, "Do emus dream of flying?" It's all a clever tie-in with the paper plane theme. 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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Connections

References Battle of Britain (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Learn to Live
Written by Lior (as L. Attar), Lachlan Carrick (as L. Carrick) and C. Deyell
(Mushroom Music Publishing)
Performed by Lior
Courtesy of Lior
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Maybe the movie is not that strong, speaking in the matter of the plot or the script but the Story is new and i enjoyed watching it.
6 July 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

So the movie doesn't really have a strong plot or even that intriguing eventful story but it was really enjoyable i think the fact that it is predictable makes you concentrate of the events flowing rather than what's gonna happen next .. The idea of the movie is new, never heard of a paper planes contest and it probably doesn't exist "apart from down under" and i think that what made the movie a bit more appealing and watchable. The script is average like these type of Family genre movies doesn't really need too much complications on the screenplay.

As for the cast; Sam Worthington appearance was nice, haven't seen him in ages !! since like Avatar !!! Ed Oxenbould's performance was spot on , he's a star on the making .. and also that chubby kid Julian Dennison gosh he's really funny.

Overall, the movie is not that strong, speaking in matter of the plot or the script but the story is new and i enjoyed watching it.


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