The Black Balloon (2008)

PG-13 12/05/2008 (US) Drama 1h 37m

Sometimes it's hard to be the odd one in.


Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

  1. Elissa Down

    Director, Writer

  2. Jimmy Jack


Top Billed Cast

  1. Rhys Wakefield

    Rhys Wakefield

    Thomas Mollison

  2. Luke Ford

    Luke Ford

    Charlie Mollison

  3. Toni Collette

    Toni Collette

    Maggie Mollison

  4. Erik Thomson

    Erik Thomson

    Simon Mollison

  5. Gemma Ward

    Gemma Ward

    Jackie Masters

  6. Sarah Woods

    Woman Next Door

  7. Sam Fraser

    Kid Next Door

  8. Zelie Bullen

    Mother in Van

  9. Anthony Phelan

    Anthony Phelan

    Mr. Masters

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The Black Balloon
The Black Balloon

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue $5,000,000.00


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