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Felony (2013)

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An accident involving a young child sets off a chain of events that brings an Australian police officer's world crashing down.

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Matthew Saville

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Joel Edgerton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jai Courtney ... Detective Jim Melic
Joel Edgerton ... Detective Malcolm Toohey
Mark Simpson Mark Simpson ... Slim
Paul Caesar Paul Caesar ... Elliott 'Doolan'
Ryan Gibson ... Make Reporter - Nick Jemanus
Glenn Chow Glenn Chow ... Shooter
Rob Flanagan Rob Flanagan ... Stocky
Jack O'Rourke ... Sarge
Aimee Pedersen Aimee Pedersen ... Maria
Vico Thai ... Vico
Patrick Thompson Patrick Thompson ... Jock
Terrence Hepburn Terrence Hepburn ... Tambourine's Bar Tender (as Terrance Hepburn)
Tom Wilkinson ... Detective Carl Summer
Dean Kyrwood ... RBT Cop
Lizzie Schebesta ... Sarah Morley
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Three male detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth? Written by Anonymous

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Australia | USA

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English

Release Date:

28 August 2014 (Australia) See more »

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$561,369
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The incident scene was filmed on Bunnerong Rd Matraville near the site of a real Police accident where a Police car came over the crest at speed, getting airborne, losing control and hit a child killing the child. His incident occurred in the 1990's from memory. See more »

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Detective Carl Summer: Time... time and the world swallows events. And it's sad but that's how it is. And you and me... you know, the world is gonna swallows us up and who knows in the end if we leave a mark. But we're doing something. And I'd like to think we're doing something with what we're given.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Avalon
Performed by Roxy Music
Written by Bryan Ferry (as B.Ferry) (BMG Chrysalis/Mushroom Music)
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Licensed courtesy of EMI Music Australia Pty Limited
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A Film That Makes us Deeply Consider Humane Issues
22 September 2014 | by qaman_marra_94See all my reviews

Felony is not an easy movie to discuss and talk about. It prompts us not only to consider such confusing dilemma, but also to think about the wide-range human behaviors and how they differ from one to another. Questions are raised by this phenomenal picture; Can we make the right decisions in critical situations? Do we even know what is the right thing to do in such conditions? Could the discreet steps lead us to even a harsher life than a lie followed by nothing more that an agonizing guilt?

Besides, this movie brings us the truth about how judgmental people are! They strive to expose the truth when it has nothing to do with them, and try to cover it up when they're involved or experiencing similar incidents.

I got a bit irritated by the very fact of our world shown in Felony; our world is becoming, day by day, a more brutal and frightening place to live in. Criminals and culprits are freely wandering outside, while innocent people (or those who made bad things unintentionally) are being charged and thrown to jail, not to mention cold-blooded murders and misdeeds (Mal felt guilty at least, although he didn't do anything bad, while those savage pedophiles were far from remorse).

The acting is a first-class. Tom Wilkinson is an accomplished master (I think his part from the script was the best among the others), and Joel Edgerton should be proud of himself for his gripping performance and astounding writing. The screenplay written by him is obviously due to his open mind and prosperous skills. Melissa George was utterly outstanding depicting Julie, Mal's wife, that did what a smart woman would do to keep her family up together. However, I expected watching more on-screen of hers, but she is never short of brilliant, skillful actress. She simply shone with her minor role.

In Felony, The right is wrong and the wrong is right, and maybe not. It's a great picture showing a humane issues and a puzzling dilemma that if you consider carefully, you would most definitely drive safely and cautiously!


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