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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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Edmund Pegge ...
Buyer (as Ed Pegge)
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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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Swerve - Falscher Ort, falsche Zeit  »

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The types of banknotes in the briefcase full of money were $100 Australian bills. 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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Slow start, insipid progress, over-sophisticated solution
7 December 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Apparently, Australian director and screenwriter Craig Lahiff wanted to create a "cool" thriller in the British style, but the result leaves to be desired. Even with duration less than 1 hour 20 minutes, there are long shots with riding cars and without text, the cast is not catchy, logic of twists and turns is difficult to follow, fighting/chasing scenes are arid, some supporting characters (e.g. Vince Colosimo's) are ungrounded, providing no additional value. Thus, the events do not run smoothly, and the outcome is just-another-felony-film probably suitable for killing time with popcorn rather than memorable film experience. Thanks to shortness, however, Swerve does not become boring, leading to a versatile, yet ambivalent ending.

But as for films coming from the Commonwealth of Nations, however, Australian ones are still much better than Canadian or Indian ones...


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