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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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Director:
Writer:
Craig Lahiff (written by)
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Release Date:
6 December 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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(57 articles)
User Reviews:
Slow start, insipid progress, over-sophisticated solution See more (11 total) »

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)

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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Trivia:
Jina, played by Emma Booth, is the film's only female character.See more »
Goofs:
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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Slow start, insipid progress, over-sophisticated solution, 7 December 2013
Author: Bene Cumb from Estonia

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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