Nick Castle and James V. Hart
Mark Mancina (official site)
November 21, 2007 (pushed back from October 19, 2007)
(pushed back from August 2007)
(pushed back from February 2007)
March 11, 2008 (Region 1 - North America)
March 17, 2008 (Region 2 - UK)
Warner Bros (USA), RCV Film Distribution (Netherlands), Magna Pacific (Australia), Tiglon (Turkey), Distribution Company (Argentina)
Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace
August Rush/Evan Taylor
"August Rush" tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek out the parents from whom he was separated at birth.
You know what music is? A harmonic connection between all living beings.
You gotta love music. More than you love food, more than life, more than you love yourself.
It was like someone was calling out to me. Only some of us can hear it.
Only some of us are listening.
August Rush screened at a number of film festivals:
Bozeman, MT - Ellen Theatre - 7.00 pm
Chicago, IL - Landmark's Century - 12.00pm
Dallas, TX - Angelika Dallas - 7.30 pm
Indianapolis, IN - IMAX Theater - 4.30pm, 7:30 pm; Eiteljorg Theater - 5.00 pm
East Hampton, NY - Ross School - 4.30 pm
East Hampton, NY - East Hampton UA1 - 1.00 pm, 4.00 pm
Rome, Italy - Sala Santa Cecilia - 5.00 pm
Savannah, GA - Trustees Theater - 7.00 pm
Cancun, Mexico - Theater 1 - 7.00 pm
It's only June, but given this summer's played-out themes of three-quels, visual effects and the bigger-is-best approach to blockbusters, we figure it's never too early to address some of fall's film fare.
In this case, one film in particular - Warner Bros.' aptly-titled August Rush. ComingSoon recently attended a special preview screening of footage from the upcoming film and we liked what we saw.
"Rush" is the story of a chance encounter between two young musicians (Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Keri Russell) who are unexpectedly torn apart, leaving an infant, August Rush (Freddie Highmore), orphaned by circumstance. Eleven years later, August leaves the orphanage in which he is raised to find his birth parents. Along the way, and with the help of several caring strangers, he discovers a remarkable musical gift he believes to be the key to bringing his family together.
Billed as a "music-driven fantasy," the film seems to be in the same vein of the musically-driven, yet not quite full-blown musical, Once. "Rush" is loaded with talent on both sides of the camera and in addition to Highmore, Russell and Meyers, the cast includes all-stars Robin Williams and Terrence Howard. Behind the camera is semi-newcomer Kirsten Sheridan, best known for co-writing 2004's In America. In charge of the film's heavy music load are award-winning composers Hans Zimmer and Mark Mancina, as well as legendary music producer Phil Ramone, who produced three of the music tracks in the film.
Based on the 30 minutes of footage and behind-the-scenes cast interviews we were shown, "Rush" looks to have massive general audience appeal. That and Freddie Highmore's place in the title role easily cancels out our misgivings about the potentially maudlin red flags. We should also mention that all three of the main actors actually play their respective musical instruments on camera - Rhys Meyers even does his own singing. (Phil Ramone confessed he initially thought they were going to have to dub over Meyers with a professional, but rescinded the thought the instant he heard Meyers sing.) And watch out for scene-stealing newcomer Jamia Simone Nash, whose powerful pipes and spunky church choir girl turned August's unlikely music tutor had everyone at the screening talking.
As long as the studio keeps the running time at the estimated two-hour mark and they steer clear from cheesy melodramatics, August Rush might be the perfect blend of feel-good fantasy to stand-out among the more serious and dramatic fare that dominate the fall movie season.(Source: ComingSoon.net)
An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound
February 13, 2006 - May 1, 2006
New York City, NY
Even though filming started in February, Robin's first day on the set wasn't until March 17, in Washington Square Garden. He shared most takes that day with Freddie Highmore.
Principal filming wrapped in Central Park, New York on April 14, 2006. Robin had finished filming earlier, though, and started filming License to Wed in May.
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September 11, 2008 (limited release)
September 18, 2008 (DVD release)
January 1, 2009
El Triunfo de un Sueño
Der Klang des Herzens
Escucha tu Destino
I Melodia tis Kardias
La Musica nel Cuore
Mi Nombre es August Rush
O Som do Coração
A soundtrack of this music-filled film was released in early November 2007. You can listen to 3 tracks of Mark Mancina's score on his official site.
Robin shows off his musical skills in this film; that's actually him playing the harmonica on Van Morrison's Moondance.
$9,421,369 (2,310 theaters)
100 days / 14.3 weeks
February 28, 2008
Nom - 2008 - Best Song ("Raise It Up")
Nom - 2008 - Best Young Actor (Freddie Highmore)
Nom - 2008 - Best Family Film