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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.

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Kev
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Anita Hegh ...
Maryanne
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Max
Kelton Pell ...
Ranger Lyall
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Zareena Khan
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Girl in Pub (as Loren Horsley)
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Man in Roadhouse
Chrissie Page ...
Storekeeper
Chris Weir ...
Local #2 in Pub
Michael Allen ...
Local #1 in Pub
Beau Hurren ...
Local #3 in Pub
Mick Coulthard ...
Uncle Mick
Lucy Russell ...
Girl in the Chicken Shop
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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A Última Viagem  »

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AUD 3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$838 (USA) (29 June 2012)

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$5,480 (USA) (7 September 2012)
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When Chook goes back to the car (at the end), sunlight can be seen through his hair on both sides of his head from behind, indicating that his face is in full sun. The following shot from the front shows half his face in shadow. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Summer Special 2010/11 (2010) See more »

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I Get a Longing to Hear Hank Sing the Blues
Written by M. McCormick/J. Murphy
(Southern Americana Music on behalf of CHV-FIN Music)
Performed by Johnny Green and the Blues Cowboys
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Hugo Weaving as an outcast, trying to bond with his son, played by Tom Russell
18 June 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The title sounds like a western and, in a sense, it is. An outlaw and his son ride into the desert, fleeing the law. Except that it's our desert and they are in a series of stolen cars in the present.

The movie evokes a lot of other films and genres as well: the road movie with a European sensibility, as in Paris, Texas, for example. Last Ride has a similar sense of space and silence around the characters and a deep sense of sorrow. It also has Hugo Weaving as an outcast, trying to bond with his son, played by Tom Russell.

This is one of the most beautiful-looking Australian films in several years, with a burnished, shining clarity of light that's so good that it almost becomes distracting. The director has taken a calculated risk in the first half, holding the pace steady, verging on slow, so that the climax will be more powerful.

An overall great film that you should all see.


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