The Boys Are Back

The Boys Are Back Synopsis

A funny and emotional film about being a lone parent in a world with few rules.

In a story both moving and humorous, Clive Owen plays journalist Joe Warr tragically thrust into single parenthood. Determined to create a family with two sons from different marriages, Joe throws the rule book out of the window and devises a philosophy for bringing up boys, only to find he has a lot to learn about fatherhood and about himself. Based on the memoir by Simon Carr.

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Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George MacKay, Nicholas McAnulty


Scott Hicks


Greg Brenman, Tim White


Allan Cubitt from the book The Boys Are Back in Town by Simon Carr

Executive Producers:

Peter Bennett Jones, Clive Owen, David M. Thompson, Jane Wright

Sales agent:

HanWay Films


Miramax Films

Credits summary:

Screen Australia and South Australian Film Corporation and BBC Films in association with Hopscotch Films and Miramax Films present a Tiger Aspect Pictures production in association with Southern Light Films of a Scott Hicks film.



Running time:

103 mins 52 secs

Release Dates


22 January 2010

In cinemas

22 January 2010

Out on DVD

17 May 2010

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