name = BoyTown
caption = Promotional poster for "BoyTown".
imdb_id = 0472615
distributor = Roadshow Films
19 October 2006
running time = 88 minutes
language = English
"BoyTown" is a 2006
Australian comedy film, directed by Kevin Carlinand starring an ensemble cast of prominent Australian comedians, including Glenn Robbins, Mick Molloy, Bob Franklin, Wayne Hopeand Gary Eck. It was filmed in Melbourne, Australia.
An official preview showing of the film was held in Sydney on
16 October 2006. "BoyTown" was released in Australia on 19 October 2006. It grossed $3.1 million in its home country. [ [http://www.afc.gov.au/newsandevents/mediarelease/2007/release_519.aspx Australian films at the local box office in 2006] ]
Tagline: Population five.
BoyTown, the greatest
boybandof the eightiesand the group that started the boyband phenomenon leave their humdrum lives for one last crack at the big time. They return to the stage with slightly older fans and slightly larger pants to complete some unfinished business. These days they spend less time singing about tears, eternity, angels and their 'baby' and more time singing about divorce, shopping and picking up the kids from school.
As their triumphant tour draws to a conclusion all the personal issues that have been safely buried away for twenty years come bubbling to the surface with explosive consequences. Suddenly the band has to deal with: allegations of infidelity; paternity tests; a miming fiasco; a band member 'outing' himself live on stage; an awards night disaster; solo albums; a mysterious disappearance and a plane journey that will cement the BoyTown legend forever.
The official "BoyTown" website features clips from a
mockumentary"BoyTown Confidential", hosted by Tony Martin as "Kenny Larkin", his character from the movie.
The mockumentary was supposed to be included in its entirety on the
DVDrelease of "BoyTown", but was not included. Mick Molloy's Molloy Boy Productions has commented that it was left out due to lack of post-production funding, however Tony Martin said that he would have paid the estimated $5000 post-production cost as he believed it was one of his finest works. Speculation persists as to whether Molloy thought the mockumentary would upstage the film itself. This has led to an ongoing rift between long time collaborators Martin and Molloy. [ [http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22051878-5012964,00.html Martin Molloy rift far from funny] ]
The film also features cameos by Tony Martin,
Josh Lawson, Ed Kavalee, Akmal Saleh, James Mathisonand Ella Hooper.
soundtrackwas released in Australia by Liberation Musicon September 30, featuring vocal performances by Joel Silbersher, Bram Presser, Simon Cleary, Christian Argenti and Julian Argenti as "BoyTown", with music by Gareth Skinner, and lyrics by Mick Molloy& Richard Molloy.
# Boytown '89
# Tough Titties
# Love 2 Love
# I Cry
# Angel Baby
# Picking The Kids Up From School
# Layby Love
# Ring My Bell
# Love Handles
# Parent Teacher Night
# Dishpan Hands
# Cellulite Lady
# Special Time (Of The Month)
# Do Me
# Stay At Home Dad
# Boytown 2006
# Seasons In The Sun
# My Beautiful Wife
# Gold (Performed By
# Love 2 Love
* [http://boytownmovie.com.au/ BoyTown] official website
* [http://www.smh.com.au/news/film-reviews/boytown/2006/10/18/1160850994201.html Sydney Morning Herald review 21 October 2006]
* [http://www.myspace.com/boytown BoyTown] official Myspace
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