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Swerve -- When Colin happens across a fatal car accident and a suitcase full of money, he soon becomes entangled in the dangerous lives of a crooked local cop and his mysterious wife. His initial good deed leads to a series of deadly events, and Colin struggles in a game of survival set against the backdrop of the South Australian outback.

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Writer:
Craig Lahiff (written by)
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Release Date:
6 December 2013 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Wrong turn. Wrong place. Wrong time.
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jason Clarke ... Frank

Emma Booth ... Jina

David Lyons ... Colin
Travis McMahon ... Charlie

Vince Colosimo ... Sam

Robert Mammone ... Logan

Chris Haywood ... Armstrong

Roy Billing ... Good Samaritan

Greg Stone ... Publican

Andy Anderson ... Ambulance Officer
Scott Harrison ... Ambulance Driver
Brendan Guerin ... Officer #1
Brendan Rock ... Officer #2
Edmund Pegge ... Buyer (as Ed Pegge)
Luke Jericho ... Chris Welles

Chan Griffin ... Tran
Steve Turner ... Local
Brett Hughes ... Porter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Asimos ... Valet (uncredited)

Glenn McMillan ... Saxophone Player (uncredited)
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Directed by
Craig Lahiff 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Craig Lahiff  written by

Produced by
Craig Lahiff .... producer
Helen Leake .... producer
Bryce Menzies .... executive producer
Gary Phillips .... executive producer
Kent Smith .... producer
Mark Vennis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Grabowsky 
 
Cinematography by
David Foreman 
 
Film Editing by
Sean Lahiff 
 
Production Design by
Tony Cronin 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Jobson 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth De la Lande 
 
Makeup Department
Louise Coulston .... key makeup/hair
Margo Orsatti .... makeup/hair
Fiona Rees-Jones .... makeup/hair supervisor
 
Production Management
Michael Gill .... unit manager
Skye Kennett .... production secretary
David Lightfoot .... unit production manager
Dale Roberts .... post-production supervisor
Christine Williams .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shannon Crotty .... third assistant director
Travis Kalendra .... second assistant director
Andrew Power .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Coory .... armourer
Peter Jobson .... picture vehicle coordinator
Geoffrey Tarr .... props
Gareth Wilkes .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Marco Arlotta .... boom operator
Duncan Campbell .... sound effects editor
Des Kenneally .... sound recordist (as Des Keneally)
Adrian Medhurst .... mix assistant
Will Sheridan .... boom operator
John Simpson .... foley artist
Lisa Simpson .... foley recordist
Peter D. Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Martyn Zub .... sound effects editor
Martyn Zub .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Martin Bracher .... special effects technician
Mark Hollowell .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Wise Dasystem .... title design
Mark Dickson .... digital effects artist
Simon Herden .... digital compositor
Simon Herden .... vfx supervisor attachment
Sean Lahiff .... credits
Marty Pepper .... visual effects supervisor
Kevin Russell .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Glenn Boswell .... stunt coordinator
Raelene Chapman .... stunt double: Jina
Mark Duncan .... stunt performer
Nigel Harbach .... stunt performer
Mick Hodge .... assistant stunt coordinator
Bernard Ledger .... action coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Storm Ashwood .... best boy
Maxx Corkindale .... assistant camera
John Foster .... first assistant camera
Vivyan Madigan .... video split
Leigh Nemeth .... electrician
Richard Rees-Jones .... gaffer
Mark Rogers .... stills photographer
Dan Sandford .... grip
John Smith .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Angela Heesom .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robyn Jones .... wardrobe
Lynda Rich .... wardrobe stand-by (as Lynda Clifford)
 
Editorial Department
Sam Matthews .... digital intermediate assistant
Marty Pepper .... digital intermediate colorist
Jenny Wardrop .... first assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Guillaume Vetu .... unit assistant
 
Other crew
Jamie Bialkower .... distribution consultant
Mark Evans .... location manager
Lara Mansvelders .... assistant production coordinator
Ravi Moerman .... work experience trainee
Matt Pearson .... production runner
Daryl Watson .... script supervisor
 

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
86 min
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Reviewer Greg "Roy" King said of the meaning of this movie's 'Swerve' title: "The title itself is evocative, not only because it refers to cars suddenly swerving or veering around an obstacle, but because it also refers to the various characters changing their moral outlook in the face of temptation and unexpected situations."See more »
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Continuity: 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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
David Lyons gets trouble when he recovers a suitcase of money at a car wreck, 22 October 2012
Author: msroz from United States

"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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