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Last Ride (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 July 2009 (Australia)
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A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.

Director:

Glendyn Ivin

Writers:

Mac Gudgeon (screenplay), Denise Young (novel)
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Weaving ... Kev
Tom Russell ... Chook
Anita Hegh ... Maryanne
John Brumpton ... Max
Kelton Pell Kelton Pell ... Ranger Lyall
Sonya Suares ... Zareena Khan
Loren Taylor ... Girl in Pub (as Loren Horsley)
Adam Morgan ... Man in Roadhouse
Chrissie Page ... Storekeeper
Chris Weir Chris Weir ... Local #2 in Pub
Michael Allen Michael Allen ... Local #1 in Pub
Beau Hurren Beau Hurren ... Local #3 in Pub
Mick Coulthard Mick Coulthard ... Uncle Mick
Lucy Russell Lucy Russell ... Girl in the Chicken Shop
Jane Liscombe Jane Liscombe ... News Reporter
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A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.

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Are some bonds meant to be broken? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Ride See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$838, 1 July 2012

Gross USA:

$6,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$251,018
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie's "Last Ride" title drops the definite article "the" from the title of the film's source novel "The Last Ride" (2004) by novelist Denise Young. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Chuck has a mark, either a mole or a birthmark, on his right side of the chin. When he encounters the camels the mark is on the left side. See more »

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Referenced in Along for the Ride: The Making of 'Last Ride' (2009) See more »

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Brilliant.
28 December 2009 | by stephanie-mehtaSee all my reviews

This is a coming of age story of two people on a road trip. A man and a boy are elementally bound and separated through their own actions over the course of their intense journey . Each of their choices resonates as a life lesson. Context is revealed in the sparing use of flashbacks: like inexact memories, past acts are recalled in short swirls, and distancing, grainy, TV blue- hues. The characters' more intentional, real-time acts take place in the redemptive, sensually saturated landscape of the Outback. I found Last Ride to be more compelling than anything I've seen this year, with its lean dialogue, stunning cinematography, and great performances. It was so elegantly assembled, that I'm still aghast -this film is a prizewinner in my book. At the same time, I wonder whether I will need to lobby locally, so I can see it on the screen it deserves. It also recalled the more subtle, character-revealing aspects of Thelma and Louise. I saw Little Fish a few years ago, also featuring Hugo Weaving. That that film imprinted on me in a similar way, because it turned out to be an unexpectedly piquant dish. Last Ride is a feast of a film. Bravo, and thank you.


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