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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

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A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

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Derek Cianfrance

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... Luke
Craig Van Hook Craig Van Hook ... Jack
Eva Mendes ... Romina
Olga Merediz ... Malena
Angelo Anthony Pizza Angelo Anthony Pizza ... Baby Jason (as Anthony Angelo Pizza Jr.)
Mahershala Ali ... Kofi
John Facci John Facci ... Priest (as Rev. John Facci)
Ben Mendelsohn ... Robin
Tula Tula ... Robin's Dog
Penny Penny ... Robin's Dog
Cynthia Pelletier-Sullivan Cynthia Pelletier-Sullivan ... Teller #1 - Bank #1
Mackenzie Trainor Mackenzie Trainor ... Teller #2 - Bank #1
Nicole Califano Nicole Califano ... Teller #3 - Bank #1
Shannon Plumb ... Lady in Ice Cream Shop
Tracey Agustin Tracey Agustin ... Teller #1 - Bank #2
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Storyline

A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider's son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they've inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines. Written by StudioCanal

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One moment can change your life.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Place Beyond the Pines See more »

Filming Locations:

Glenville, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$279,457, 31 March 2013

Gross USA:

$21,403,519

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,485,608
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Jason (Dane DeHaan) and A.J. (Emory Cohen) first meet in the cafeteria, Jason is eating an apple for lunch. This links back to his mother telling Luke (Ryan Gosling) how she would chew apples for him when he was a baby. See more »

Goofs

When Cross leaves the police station after putting the cash back in the evidence box, he sees the chief standing by the cruiser talking to Deluca. A modern 2011 Hyundai Sonata in Limited trim with Turbo drives in the background. This would not have been available in the time the scene takes place (circa 1990, with the last arc of the film taking place in present day). See more »

Quotes

Luke: I'm still his father, I can give him stuff.
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Connections

References Mother's Heart (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri
Written and performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of EMI General Music Publishing Srl
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I can't wrap my head around it
17 November 2018 | by hsdenckerSee all my reviews

If I have to be honest here, I cried my eyes out like a baby during most of the film. For some reason, this drama just hit a very sensitive spot for me. - I am almost certain that it was Ryan Gosling's outstanding performance that hit me deep in my gamut of emotions, resulting in various intense feelings of compassion and sympathy that just seemed to keep appearing throughout the film - he represents such a heartwarming yet melancholic character who you can't help but to sympathize with. In the most beautifully portrayed way, we undergo af journey starting from Luke Glantons' (Ryan Gosling) unfortunate situation to smoothly transitioning into Avery Cross' (Bradley Cooper) life whilst issues such as fraud within police departments, abandonment, poverty and social heritage are illuminated in the thrill of it all - and the crazy mixture of different perspectives and issues all makes sense. More I can't say, or else I will reveal the whole plot. The only thing left to say is, if you don't know what you're going to expect from this movie, you're going in for a storytelling told untraditionally, composed perfectly ending with a somewhat circular structure. - Trust me, this only makes sense in the end. To finish off with a sentence: This movie represents a classic example of your unethical actions coming back to taunt you.


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