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Colin happens upon a road accident where he finds a dead man, a beautiful woman, and a suitcase full of money. After trying to do the right thing he soon finds himself caught up in a dangerous scheme.

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Frank
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Colin
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Edmund Pegge ...
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Luke Jericho ...
Chris Welles
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Colin happens upon a road accident where he finds a dead man, a beautiful woman, and a suitcase full of money. After trying to do the right thing he soon finds himself caught up in a dangerous scheme.

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Wrong turn. Wrong place. Wrong time.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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The picture has no spoken dialogue for the film's first six minutes. See more »

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When Frank takes Colin to the garage to repair his car the streets are wet from rain when they arrive in Neverest. In the next shot outside the garage the streets are dry. See more »

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David Lyons gets trouble when he recovers a suitcase of money at a car wreck
22 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Swerve" is a traditional film noir, without neo-noir themes, but since it was made in 2011, it will be called neo-noir.

David Lyons is driving in the sparsely populated Aussie region near Broken Hill, a desert land. He's trying to make it to a job interview. A car smashes up when it avoids a car being driven by Emma Booth who is running away from her sheriff husband who mistreats her. Lyons recovers a briefcase filled with money and returns it to the sheriff, Jason Clarke, who locks it up. Booth goes back home.

Yet another tough guy is looking for the loot, which is a very tempting pool for everyone, including the sheriff and his wife, except the honest Lyons. Many complications ensue that snare Lyons, which I will not spoil. I will say that there are no large plot holes involved here, even if others may think so. There are one or two plot minor implausibilities, but even they are nothing to worry about. For example, a train might slow down at a crossing or in a populated area.

A neat part of the story is how people interpret (and misunderstand) what they are seeing, because of their different perspectives. But mainly, everyone is caught in an interlocking web, each trying to make his way out of it.

It's a genuine noir, not a thriller, and it has a mystery at its heart too, which is the true nature of Booth and Clarke, and who killed his deputy before this story began. Smoothly filmed, edited, acted and directed.


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