Danny Deckchair

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2004 | PG-13 | Comedy Romance | 1hr, 30m

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 Austral... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, August 13, 2004

On DVD

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

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DIRECTOR

Jeff Balsmeyer

Screenwriter

Jeff Balsmeyer

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for sex-related situations

Storyline

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 soulmate 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. Saying farewell to Trudy, Danny makes a dynamic re-entry to the town of Clarence—determined to win Glenda back again and embrace his newfound zest for life.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Principal photography on Danny Deckchair, starring Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto and Justine Clarke, commenced in May 2002. It was filmed on location in Sydney and Bellingen, New South Wales.

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