4.5/10
262
5 user 5 critic

A Heartbeat Away (2011)

A young aspiring rock guitarist is forced to become the musical director of the local marching band when his father is hit by a bus just four weeks before a major competition.

Director:

Gale Edwards

Writer:

Julie Kincade
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Gregory ... Kevin Flack
Isabel Lucas ... Mandy Riddick
William Zappa ... Edwin Flack
Tammy Macintosh ... Grace Flack
Colin Friels ... Mayor Riddick
Roy Billing ... George
Kerry Walker ... Dawn
Terry Camilleri ... Gino
Errol O'Neill Errol O'Neill ... Derek
Adam Saunders ... Simon
Mark Furze ... Damian
Sam Hales Sam Hales ... Gary
Tiffany Lamb ... Tracy
Chase Vollenweider Chase Vollenweider ... Jimmy
Damien Garvey ... Hotel Manager
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When Steve's secret marriage of convenience is discovered by his family, he finds himself at the centre of the world's most farcical wedding, the only problem is, he is in love with somebody else.

Director: Amanda Jane
Stars: Josh Lawson, Isabel Lucas, Steve Bisley
Jasper Jones (2017)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins
Stars: Levi Miller, Kevin Long, Toni Collette
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Still overwhelmed with guilt years after his high school sweetheart's death, "Max" returns home seeking closure. Instead, he re-experiences the memories of falling in love with her. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jared Januschka
Stars: Sebastian Gregory, Blue Haas, Wyatt Grey Haas
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A mystic-infused love story that follows a young couple's journey to India to collect their adopted baby.

Director: Claire McCarthy
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Joel Edgerton, Samrat Chakrabarti
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Wagga is a country town that loves its sport but is divided over its loyalty for the rival codes, Afl and Nrl. It's in this setting that we find our hero Chase daylight. Chase's dream to ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Perini
Stars: Dan Ewing, Isabel Lucas, George Houvardas
That's Not Me (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Polly's dreams of making it as an actor are shattered when her twin sister catapults to international stardom. Scrambling to catch up - Polly juggles woeful auditions, painfully awkward dates and her underwhelming job at the local cinema.

Director: Gregory Erdstein
Stars: Alice Foulcher, Rowan Davie, Belinda Misevski
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A chronicle of the life of furniture salesman turned bank robber Eddie Dodson.

Director: Tristan Patterson
Stars: Patricia Arquette, Jim Sturgess, Chloë Sevigny
Short | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Heroes, villains, legends. Twenty years ago Billy and his Grandad were all of these and more, every Sunday afternoon before tea. Great Adventures is a magnificent, sweeping, suburban epic ... See full summary »

Director: Gerard Lambkin
Stars: Levi Miller, Jack Henry, Anthony Edwards
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
Stars: Nick Jonas, Kiki Harris, David Sherrill
In the Night (2019)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Thibaut Buccellato
Stars: Nash Edgerton, Isabel Lucas
American Exit (2019)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A dying father takes a road trip with his son, to try to rebuild his relationship before he dies

Directors: Tim McCann, Ingo Vollkammer
Stars: Dane Cook, Levi Miller, Udo Kier
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Official music video for "Give Me Love" by Ed Sheeran.

Director: Emil Nava
Stars: Isabel Lucas, Katy Mikelle
Edit

Storyline

A young aspiring rock guitarist is forced to become the musical director of the local marching band when his father is hit by a bus just four weeks before a major competition.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The heart can be the greatest instrument of all

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Isabel Lucas and Mark Furze are both former stars of the Australian soap opera "Home and Away". See more »

Soundtracks

Amongst the Leaves
Written by Dallas Frasca
Performed by Chris Bosley, Tony McCall and Cameron McKenzie
See more »

User Reviews

 
A good-old family movie!
18 March 2011 | by Mork_the_BorgSee all my reviews

This movie is definitely a must see! I just don't get it. A horrible Australian movie fully inspired by stupidity and brainlessness (sex, sex, sex, swearing, swearing, swearing) like the Make-Over wins a price in New York, whereas an honest family movie like "A heartbeat away" hardly gets any attention. Today we saw this movie and I think there were only 5 people in the cinema. Initially there were 7, but two teenage girls (approx. 15) walked out after approximately 20-30 minutes. I guess they were expecting more swearing, violence, killing, and sex on the big screen. I believe the world should make more movies like "A heartbeat away" and should turn back at a time where movies still had some honest drama and comedy to show, rather than endless and pointless killing of each other and blowing up as many buildings as possible. Teenagers want Dexter nowadays! Sure, as if making a hero out of someone who cuts up people in small pieces for fun is conveying an ethical message. Just wait 10-20 more years and watch a steady increase in more Columbine massacres occurring in front of your own eyes. I recommend taking your teenagers to "A heartbeat away" and show them a movie that is still fun to watch, has an interesting local story, good cinematography and shows teenagers how teenagers should be - rebellious within ethical boundaries. I scored "A heartbeat away" an 8/10! Why, because the producer didn't go for more violent crap and didn't get himself lured into a world of complete cinematographic BULLSH!T. We liked this movie and my almost 15 year old daughter also liked it - good on her! Go Australia - make more of these movies and show the rest of the world we do our own stuff and don't have to be brainless followers! And "yeah" RedDogMovie also looks very, very promising! Finally some real honest Aussie movies (much better than that crappy movie "Australia").


5 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2011 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

AUD8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,044
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pictures in Paradise See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed