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Son of a Gun (2014)

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JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.

Director:

Julius Avery

Writers:

Julius Avery, John Collee (additional material)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenton Thwaites ... JR
Brendan Kerkvliet Brendan Kerkvliet ... Prison Officer
Matt Flannagan ... Prison Officer
Geoff Kelso Geoff Kelso ... Prison Officer
Peter Neaves ... Prison Officer
Ewan McGregor ... Brendan Lynch
Matt Nable ... Sterlo
Eddie Baroo ... Merv
Kazimir Sas ... JR's Cellmate
Sam Hutchin Sam Hutchin ... Dave
Craig Sparrowhawk Craig Sparrowhawk ... Dave's Crony
Jared De' Har ... Dave's Crony (as Jared Dehar)
Karl Knight Karl Knight ... Solitary Officer
Jacek Koman ... Sam Lennox
Tom Budge ... Josh
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Storyline

Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch. But protection comes at a price. Lynch and his crew have plans for their young protegee. Upon release, JR must help secure Lynch's freedom, staging a daring prison break. As a reward, he's invited to join the crew as they plan a gold heist that promises to deliver millions. However, as things start to go wrong, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. JR finds himself unsure of whom he can trust and on a collision course with his former mentor. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Australia | UK | Canada

Language:

English | Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

11 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fenegyerek See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A big fan of Michael Mann's work, director Julius Avery had Brenton Thwaites' character carry around a collage which featured an image of James Caan from _Thief_. See more »

Goofs

They loaded two suitcases of gold for a domestic flight.A standard gold bar weighs approx 12.5 kilos.That's approx 51 kilos plus the case (about 5 kilos). The baggage limit is approx 32 kilos. See more »

Quotes

JR: Here's some proof that the bonobos aren't dying out.
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Featured in Film 2017: Episode #44.3 (2015) See more »

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Written by Tchaka Diallo and Daniel Jackson
Performed by Tchaka Diallo
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Like a 70's heist movie, well acted, but ultimately boring
3 January 2015 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I have to mark this as a failure, as I thought at the end that if I would have paid to see it I would have gotten angry. That doesn't mean it's a bad movie. It is well acted and the mood of it is kind of what it should have been. However the slightly outdated plot and lack of any notable surprises or character development makes it a pointless film. Also, a personal gripe of mine, it is a movie written and directed by the same guy, so there was no one relevant to point out that the script is boring as hell.

It felt like someone found a script of a movie from the 70's that was not translated to a film and decided to make it with some of the actors that caught the eye lately, like McGregor, Thwaites and Vikander and who had a little time on their hands.


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