Based on a true story, the tale of a cement truck driver named Danny, whose long awaited vacation is cancelled thanks to his scheming girlfriend, Trudy. Danny escapes his grim life in suburban Australia and blasts into the skies in a chair tied with helium balloons. A mighty thunderstorm blows him clean off the map, and spits him out far away over the lush green town of Clarence. In this new town, he rockets into the world of Glenda, the town's only parking cop. While the media back home becomes obsessed with the story of his disappearance, Danny gets to reinvent himself in this new town, and in his great adventure, he discovers a true soul mate in Glenda. Fate catches up with him eventually, as Danny's true identity is revealed and Trudy--now a tabloid celebrity--comes to the idyllic town to claim Danny and drag him back to Sydney. Danny, however, is a changed man; he's discovered what it means to be happy and has found a new self-worth.

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  1. Jeff Balsmeyer


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  1. Rhys Ifans

    Rhys Ifans

    Danny Morgan

  2. Miranda Otto

    Miranda Otto

    Glenda Lake

  3. Justine Clarke

    Justine Clarke

    Trudy Dunphy

  4. Rhys Muldoon

    Rhys Muldoon

    Sandy Upman

  5. John Batchelor

    John Batchelor


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    Alan Flower

    Ray Vitali

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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  • May 16, 2003
    PG-13, Theatrical



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