The Black Balloon

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An adolescent boy from a most idiosyncratic family attempts to adjust to his new neighborhood as his 16th birthday looms on the horizon in this family drama from director Elissa Down. Thomas is about to turn 16, and as if adjusting to a new neighborhood, a new school, and new friends isn't enough for a teenage boy to contend with, his family is about as unpredictable as they come. His autistic older brother, Charlie, suffers from ADD, and attends a special school on the days that he actually chooses to go. His ...
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An adolescent boy from a most idiosyncratic family attempts to adjust to his new neighborhood as his 16th birthday looms on the horizon in this family drama from director Elissa Down. Thomas is about to turn 16, and as if adjusting to a new neighborhood, a new school, and new friends isn't enough for a teenage boy to contend with, his family is about as unpredictable as they come. His autistic older brother, Charlie, suffers from ADD, and attends a special school on the days that he actually chooses to go. His father, Simon, is an enormous cricket fan who is prone to holding intense discussions with his teddy bear, and his mother, Maggie, is a free spirit who sleeps with pretty much whomever she pleases. Recently, Thomas' mother revealed that she is pregnant. As a result, Thomas finds himself looking after Charlie much more frequently than usual. When Charlie strips half-naked and dashes into the neighbor's house in search of a bathroom, Thomas storms in after him and encounters pretty classmate Jackie -- who is currently attempting to take a shower. Mortified, Thomas begins to realize that he might not be capable of caring for Charlie. Later at school, Thomas realizes that he'll have to learn to swim before he earns his lifesaving badge. Of course, every student in class needs to have a partner, and it just so happens that Thomas' partner is a pretty fellow pupil named Jackie.
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Special Features

The making of the Black Balloon; Photo gallery; Audio commentary by director Elissa Down; U.S. trailer; Australian trailer; Previews
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2010
  • UPC: 684457881421
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: Terra
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rhys Wakefield , Thomas Mollison
Luke Ford , Charlie
Gemma Ward , Jackie
Erik Thomson , Corp. Simon Mollison
Toni Collette , Maggie
Technical Credits
Elissa Down Director, Co-producer, Screenwriter
Sally Ayre-Smith Co-producer
Denson Baker Cinematographer
Nikki Barrett Casting
Jimmy the Exploder Co-producer, Screenwriter
Claire Granville Costumes/Costume Designer
Veronica Janet Editor
Veronika Jenet Editor
Nick McCullum Production Designer
Tristram Miall Producer
Ben Osmo Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Pirola Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Turnbull Co-producer
Michael Yezerski Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Black Balloon
1. Chapter 1 [:01]
2. Chapter 2 [8:49]
3. Chapter 3 [4:20]
4. Chapter 4 [7:45]
5. Chapter 5 [5:54]
6. Chapter 6 [5:29]
7. Chapter 7 [7:08]
8. Chapter 8 [4:24]
9. Chapter 9 [6:20]
10. Chapter 10 [9:06]
11. Chapter 11 [5:27]
12. Chapter 12 [8:35]
13. Chapter 13 [7:10]
14. Chapter 14 [5:43]
15. Chapter 15 [2:50]
16. Chapter 16 [2:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Black Balloon
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Audio: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio: English 2.0 Stereo
   Extras
      The Making of the Black Balloon
      Audio Commentary by Director Elissa Down
      Photo Gallery
      U.S. Trailer
      Australian Trailer
      Previews
   Scene Selection
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