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BoyTown

BoyTown is a 2006 Australian comedy film, directed by Kevin Carlin and starring an ensemble cast of prominent Australian comedians, including Glenn Robbins, Mick Molloy, Bob Franklin, Wayne Hope and Gary Eck. It was filmed in Melbourne, Australia.

An official preview showing of the film was held in Sydney on 16 October 2006. BoyTown was released in Australia on 19 October 2006. It grossed $3.1 million in its home country.

Tagline: Population five.

Plot

BoyTown, the greatest boyband of the eighties and the group that started the boyband phenomenon leave their humdrum lives for one last crack at the big time. They return to the stage with slightly older fans and slightly larger pants to complete some unfinished business. These days they spend less time singing about tears, eternity, angels and their 'baby' and more time singing about divorce, shopping and picking up the kids from school.

As their triumphant tour draws to a conclusion all the personal issues that have been safely buried away for twenty years come bubbling to the surface with explosive consequences. Suddenly the band has to deal with: allegations of infidelity; paternity tests; a miming fiasco; a band member 'outing' himself live on stage; an awards night disaster; solo albums; a mysterious disappearance and a plane journey that will cement the BoyTown legend forever.

BoyTown Confidential

The official BoyTown website features clips from a mockumentary BoyTown Confidential, hosted by Tony Martin as "Kenny Larkin", his character from the movie.

The mockumentary was supposed to be included in its entirety on the DVD release of BoyTown, but was not included. Mick Molloy's Molloy Boy Productions has commented that it was left out due to lack of post-production funding, however Tony Martin said that he would have paid the estimated $5000 post-production cost as he believed it was one of his finest works. Speculation persists as to whether Molloy thought the mockumentary would upstage the film itself. This has led to an ongoing rift between long time collaborators Martin and Molloy.

Cast

Principal Cast and Characters
Glenn Robbins as Benny G
Mick Molloy as Tommy Boy
Bob Franklin as Bobby Mac
Wayne Hope as Carl
Gary Eck as Corey
Sally Phillips as Holly
Lachy Hulme as Marty Boomstein
Sarah Walker as Katie
Lois Ramsey as Gran
Victoria Hill as Rosalita

The film also features cameos by Tony Martin, Josh Lawson, Ed Kavalee, Akmal Saleh, James Mathison and Ella Hooper.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack was released in Australia by Liberation Music on September 30, featuring vocal performances by Joel Silbersher, Bram Presser, Simon Cleary, Christian Argenti and Julian Argenti as "BoyTown", with music by Gareth Skinner, and lyrics by Mick Molloy & Richard Molloy.

Tracklisting:

  1. Boytown '89
  2. Tough Titties
  3. Love 2 Love
  4. I Cry
  5. Angel Baby
  6. Picking The Kids Up From School
  7. Layby Love
  8. Ring My Bell
  9. Pussywhipped
  10. Love Handles
  11. Parent Teacher Night
  12. Dishpan Hands
  13. Cellulite Lady
  14. Special Time (Of The Month)
  15. Do Me
  16. Stay At Home Dad
  17. Boytown 2006
  18. Seasons In The Sun
  19. My Beautiful Wife
  20. Gold (Performed By Spandau Ballet)
  21. Love 2 Love

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