A long haul truckie who finds that the reality of his existence is far removed from his youthful dreams of owning and driving his own prime mover.

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Melissa / Calendar Girl
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Johnnie
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Phil
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Andrew S. Gilbert ...
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Repo Man 1
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Thomas' Mum
Jeanette Cronin ...
Melissa's Mum
Brian Meegan ...
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Scott McLean ...
Repo Man 2 'Jimmy'
Tracey Ingram-Hockey ...
Barmaid
Ken Smith ...
Little Bloke
Tracy Lake ...
Bus Depot Woman
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A long haul truckie who finds that the reality of his existence is far removed from his youthful dreams of owning and driving his own prime mover.

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8 June 2009 (Australia)  »

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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David Caesar spent more than a decade trying to get Prime Mover produced. When he first wrote the screenplay, he wrote it with Ben Mendelsohn in mind as the lead. By the time he secured funding Mendelsohn had aged out of the role and Caesar built up the role of Johnnie specifically for Mendelsohn. See more »

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A deep story about emptiness and longing.
21 March 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The rating this movie has is just absurd.

Sure its not an action packed, big budget film, but its got a lot of heart. And its memorable. I think it is a story a lot of Australians can relate to. For me, the whole movie resonates as an desperate tale of *will* and *desire* with a foreboding sense of not knowing or feeling what one really wants. Emily Barclay and Michael Dorman conveyed this feeling of emptiness, while Ben Mendelson seemed a little plastic and under-utilised. On the whole, a very enjoyable Aussie movie and one that, for me, was quite haunting really.

I hope it attracts more viewers!


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