Danny Deckchair

Synopsis: 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
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Jeff Balsmeyer
Production: Lions Gate Films
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
56
Rotten Tomatoes:
55%
PG-13
Year:
2003
100 min
Website
29 Views

Danny, Danny?

Jesus, Danny!

Bloody hell.

Danny, get up.

Come on, dummy.

Get up here, bloody hell.

Come on.

Jesus, Danny!

Come on.

Get up.

Move him, that's it.

All the way out. Is your

head screwed on, mate? Is it?

'Cause that's

the second time this week.

Aw, mate, what was I thinking?

I know what you're thinking. You were

thinking about your bloody holiday.

Yeah, my holiday...

No.

Aw, forget it.

Ooh!

Two more days, Pete,

and I'm on that plane.

- I thought you were going camping.

- We are.

We're flying up to Port Douglas,

gonna take the tent, do some camping.

So what?

You're gonna take a tent...

...sleeping bags,

maybe a camp stove...

- You're gonna put that on a plane?

- What's wrong with that?

It's just that normally,

when people fly they stay in hotels.

I don't want to stay in a hotel.

I wanna go camping.

Hey, Daryl, can they keep a boat

in the driveway in Earlwood?

Can you hold on for one tic?

Line three, thank you.

Look, it's even got a spa

in the laundry.

Trudy, it's him!

Sandy Upman, line two.

Sandy Upman?

The sports reporter?

You mean

that big spunk on AUS 11?

Walked in off the street, last week.

Said he wants to buy some real estate.

Sandy, thanks for calling back.

Yes, I found them, they were

under the seat of my car.

Sure, Sandy, that would be great.

I could show you some more properties.

Wednesday is fine.

2:
00?

Listen, Sandy, could we make it

more like 1:
00 P.M.?

Great, maybe we can grab

some lunch.

- Ooh!

- Okay, see you then.

She's going to lunch.

Lunch with Sandy Upman!

- I mean he's practically famous.

- He is famous!

Next week, I'm gonna...

God, next week!

Hi, Trudy!

Hello!

Danny?

Hi, babes.

Danny, I can't go.

What?

I'm sorry, sweetheart,

but I have to work next week.

- You what?

- This afternoon.

...bloody Ray announces that he's gonna

go to Brisbane for a week.

His sister died

and he's gotta go out there.

- There's no way around it.

- His sister?

Brisbane? Can't somebody else

look after the office?

- It's my job, Danny.

- Can't you make up an excuse?

I'm not like that,

I've got responsibilities now.

I'm not some little secretary

anymore.

He's been so quiet all weekend.

I'm afraid

to leave him home tomorrow.

Donna, I feel lousy about this.

Come on, at least now

you'll be home for the long weekend.

Maybe we can have a barbie.

Right, good idea.

We'll have it over here.

- Danny loves a good barbie.

- Mm-hmm.

Sweetheart?

It's the long weekend

next weekend.

You wanna have everybody over

for a big barbie?

You big sook!

Right, it's settled.

I'll ring Bob and Kaz...

Sandy Upman in the press-room.

- Thanks very much, Brian.

It appears we've got

quite a struggle here at the SCG.

At quarter time, the Kangaroos

are leading the Swans.

- Three goals to four, 22...

- Hello, Trudy, are you there?

...this is AFL on AUS 11.

I'm Sandy Upman.

Monday morning traffic is light...

Make way seletah rum

dem mad feel!

While me rugged

dance hall echoes.

Fa'apa, boom-boom,

fa'apa, boom-boom.

Midnight reflect sunrays

da di da da ooh.

Screams from da' old plantation

non-stop.

Fai fai pea, fai fai pea.

Screams from da' old plantation

non-stop.

Fai fai pea, fai fai pea.

Scream from da' old plantation

non-stop.

Fai fai pea, fai fai pea.

Let's take...

let's take her back.

Or take them back home

to the motherland and teach.

Let's take...

let's take her back.

Back, back, back.

Please, don't think...

I'm not paying for them, all right?

My name is Phil Stubbs,

not Snubbs, all right?

Yeah, you do all your paperwork.

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