The Boys Are Back


1h 40m 2009

Brief Synopsis

A confessional tale of fatherhood that follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife's tragic death, suddenly finds himself in a stultifying state of single parenthood. With turbulent emotions swirling just below the surface, Joe Warr throws himself into th

Film Details

Also Known As
Boys Are Back
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Andy Dixon Facilities; Angel Studios; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; DeAPlaneta; DeAPlaneta; Deluxe Australia; First Australian Completion Bond Company; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hanway Films; MIRAMAX; MIRAMAX; Marshalls & Dent; Oasis Post Australia; Panavision, Ltd.; Park Road Post Ltd.; Screen Australia; Soundfirm; Southern Light Films; Spectrum Films; WB De Lane Lea; Weta Digital, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Bbc Films; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Miramax Home Entertainment; Prooptiki Romania; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
South Australia, Australia; England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

A confessional tale of fatherhood that follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife's tragic death, suddenly finds himself in a stultifying state of single parenthood. With turbulent emotions swirling just below the surface, Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: "just says yes." Raising a curious six year-old boy and a rebellious teenaged boy from a previous marriage in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with an unabashed lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless and on the constant verge of disaster. United by unspoken love, conflicted by fierce feelings and in search of a road forward, the three multi-generational boys of the Warr household, father and sons alike, must each find their own way, however tenuous, to grow up. Their story is not just about the transforming power of a family crisis, but the unavoidable grace of everyday life and love that gets them through.

Crew

Sarah Abbey

Location Manager

Tim Ahearn

Videotape Operator

Simon Alberry

Film Lab

Steve Anthony

Best Boy

Asha Ardill

Sound Department

Marco Arlotta

Boom Operator

Daniel Ashton

Film Lab

Storm Ashwood

Best Boy

Geraldine Atlee

Business Affairs

Joshua Axford

Assistant

Rodrigo Balart

Assistant Editor

Tony Bannan

Visual Effects

Abigail Barbier

Adr Voice Casting

Mary Barltrop

Location Scout

Ray Bateman

Generator Operator

Ben Bauer

Props

Gary Baxter

Stunts

Jessica Beiler

Associate Producer

Roanna Benn

Executive

Frances Bennett

Graphic Designer

Guy Bennett

Grip

Peter Bennett-jones

Executive Producer

Tara Bhoola

Post-Production Assistant

Jenny Bichard

Medic

Keith Bichard

Assistant

Ian Bickford

Caterer

Jon Thor Birgisson

Song

Danielle Blake

Assistant Director

Nicholas Bollard

Production Assistant

Rachel Boot

Assistant Sound Editor

Nick Booth

Film Lab

Roy Borrett

Stand-In

Glenn Boswell

Stunt Coordinator

Tom Bowes

Original Music

Siobhan Boyes

Post-Production Coordinator

Dorland Bray

Song

Rupert Bray

Location Manager

Greg Brenman

Producer

Lisa Brennan

Props

Stuart Brisdon

Special Effects Supervisor

James Brooker

Propman

Mark Brown

Best Boy Grip

Vanessa Brown

Production Coordinator

Scott Bruce

Boom Operator

Carla Bruni

Song Performer

Susie Buchecker

Accounting Assistant

Tara Buckwell

Legal Services

Jaap Buitendijk

Photography

Jemma Burns

Music

Deepti Burton

Legal Counsel

Kate Butler

Post-Production

Reeve Carney

Song

Zane Carney

Song

Simon Carr

Source Material

Helen Carter

Song

Paul Carter

Property Master

Bernard Castle

Scenic Artist

Dan Channing-williams

Assistant Director

Mat Chaplin

Executive

Chloe Chesterton

Assistant Director

Al Colman

Assistant

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Deborah Conway

Song

Dick Conway

Electrician

Daniel Konrad Cooper

Video Playback

Douglas Cooper

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Indiana Crowther

Stand-In

Allan Cubitt

Screenplay

Tony Curran

Sound Department

Wim De Greef

Accounting Assistant

Mark Dickson

Visual Effects

Melinda Doring

Production Designer

Orri P Dyrason

Song

Stuart Eadie

Song

Martin Edwards

Film Lab

Rus Ekkel

Tutor

Jack Elliot

Greensman

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Jon Epcar

Song

Alex Hall Evans

Stand-In

Wizzy Evans

Casting

Suzanne Facenfield

Sound Department

Fox Faehrman

Painter

Ashley Fairfield

Stunts

Bobby Finn

Driver

Christa Foreman

Art Department

Eve Foreman

Assistant

Rory Forrest

Carpenter

Stella Fox

Props Buyer

Greig Fraser

Director Of Photography

Andrew Frazer

Office Runner

Brendan Gallagher

Song

Guy Garvey

Song

Oorlagh George

Assistant

Eric Gittens

Props Buyer

Jacquie Glanville

Line Producer

Nunya Glazbrook

Costumes

Rachelle Glynn

Stand-In

Paul Golder

Carpenter

Jessie Goninon

Art Department Coordinator

Chris Gough

Music Supervisor

Agnes Gould

Rotoscope Animator

Charlotte Gray

Sound Department

Janine Gray

Assistant

Martin Laud Gray

Other

Scott Gray

Editor

Dave Gregan

Swing

Madeline Griffith

Models

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Kenny Groom

Camera Focus Puller

Tim Hall

Song Performer

Tim Hall

Song

Stephen Harding

Crane Grip

Dave Harries

Finance Manager

Dan Hassid

Studio Executive

Richard Hawley

Song

Kerry Heysen

Head Of Production

Scott Heysen

Technical Advisor

Jenny Hitchcock

Set Designer

Georg Holm

Song

Toby Hosking

Assistant Director

Kerri Hudson

Accountant

Paul Humbles

Props

Gary Hutchings

Grip

Paul Inglis

Art Director

Maaria Irtizaali

Production Accountant

Josh Jaeger

Assistant

Andrew Johnson

Camera Operator

Glen W Johnson

Set Decorator

Lorraine Johnson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jennifer Jones

Researcher

Kristin Jones

Studio Executive

Robyn Jones

Props Buyer

Simon Jones

Transportation Captain

Richard Jupp

Song

Elly Kamal

Costume Supervisor

Christopher Karloff

Song

Sara Karpinski

Painter

Skye Kennett

Production Secretary

Victoria Kent

Tutor

Duan Kereru

Driver

Jerry Keyte

Visual Effects

Kevin Khan

Accountant

Mick Kildare

Unit Manager Assistant

Pee Wee King

Song

Rachel King

Medic

Stuart King

Gaffer

Stefan Krzysiak

Camera Trainee

Adam Kuiper

Key Grip

Sean Lahiff

Assistant Editor

Ray Lamontagne

Song Performer

Ray Lamontagne

Song

Jen Lamphee

Makeup

Erin Lander

Office Runner

Henry Landgrebe

Loader

Michael Larcombe

Grip

Elizabeth Lawson

Makeup Artist

Marion Lee

Makeup

Hal Lindes

Music

Hal Lindes

Music Composer

Hal Lindes

Song Performer

Martin Lipmann

Visual Effects

John David Lipscomb

Song

Doug Logan

Music

Darren Loveday

Coordinator

Scott Lovelock

Assistant Director

Simon Lucas

Unit Manager

Mark Machin

Special Effects Technician

George Mackay

Song Performer

George Mackay

Song

Brad Maddern

Art Department

Steve Marcus

Caterer

Brett Marks

Dolly Grip

Keith Marriner

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Toby Marrow

Props

Sam Matthews

Film Lab

Mitchell Mayger

Stand-In

Simone Mazengarb

Loader

Sharon Mcanulty

Tutor

Oliver Mcgill

Stunt Double

Christopher Tj Mcguire

Camera Operator

Rob Mckenzie

Carpenter

Darin Mcleod

Assistant Location Manager

James Mellor

Assistant

John Midgley

Sound Recordist

Victoria Mielewska

Dialect Coach

Michelle Miles

Assistant

Chris Mitchell

Stunt Double

Mitch Mitchell

Visual Effects

Markus Moll

Sound Mixer

Alexandra Montgomery

Post-Production Coordinator

John Moore

Construction Manager

Christine Moran

Post-Production Accountant

Dean Morris

Grip

Ben Munro

Art Director

Ross Murdoch

Foreman

Sara Puro Murillo

Office Runner

Andrew Neil

Sound Editor

Ian Neil

Music Supervisor

Leigh Nemeth

Swing

Film Details

Also Known As
Boys Are Back
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Andy Dixon Facilities; Angel Studios; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; DeAPlaneta; DeAPlaneta; Deluxe Australia; First Australian Completion Bond Company; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hanway Films; MIRAMAX; MIRAMAX; Marshalls & Dent; Oasis Post Australia; Panavision, Ltd.; Park Road Post Ltd.; Screen Australia; Soundfirm; Southern Light Films; Spectrum Films; WB De Lane Lea; Weta Digital, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Bbc Films; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Miramax Home Entertainment; Prooptiki Romania; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
South Australia, Australia; England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 25, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2010

Released in United States October 2009

Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.

Based on the book "The Boys Are Back in Town" written by Simon Carr published by Hutchinson August 2000.

Released in United States Fall September 25, 2009 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2010

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.)