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Rubber -- When Robert, an inanimate tire, discovers his destructive telepathic powers, he soon sets his sights on a desert town; in particular, a mysterious woman becomes his obsession.

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Director:
Writer:
Quentin Dupieux (written by)
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Release Date:
10 November 2010 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Are You Tired of the Expected? See more »
Plot:
A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Absurdist comedy at its worst See more (175 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Stephen Spinella ... Lieutenant Chad

Jack Plotnick ... Accountant

Wings Hauser ... Man in Wheelchair

Roxane Mesquida ... Sheila

Ethan Cohn ... Film Buff Ethan

Charley Koontz ... Film Buff Charley

Daniel Quinn ... Dad

Devin Brochu ... Son

Hayley Holmes ... Teenager Cindy

Haley Ramm ... Teenager Fiona

Cecelia Antoinette ... Black Woman (as Cecilia Antoinette)
David Bowe ... Mr. Hughes

Remy Thorne ... Zach (as Remi Thorne)

Tara Jean O'Brien ... Cleaning Lady (as Tara O'Brien)

Thomas F. Duffy ... Cop Xavier
Pete Dicecco ... Cop Luke (as Pete Di Cecco)

James Parks ... Cop Doug

Courtenay Taylor ... Cop Denise (as Courtenay K. Taylor)

Blake Robbins ... Cop Eric
Michael Ross ... Truck Driver
Gaspard Augé ... Hitchhiker
Pedro Winter ... Tires Burner
Goodyear ... Robert (as Robert)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gayle Kate ... Movie Buff Spectator (uncredited)
Eloy Lara ... Paramedic (uncredited)

Directed by
Quentin Dupieux 
 
Writing credits
Quentin Dupieux (written by)

Produced by
Julien Berlan .... producer
Gregory Bernard .... producer
Josef Lieck .... associate producer
Josef Lieck .... line producer
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... supervising producer (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
 
Original Music by
Gaspard Augé 
Quentin Dupieux  (as Mr. Oizo)
 
Cinematography by
Quentin Dupieux 
 
Film Editing by
Quentin Dupieux 
 
Casting by
Andy Henry 
Donna Morong 
Juliette Ménager 
 
Art Direction by
Zach Bangma 
 
Costume Design by
Jamie Redwood  (as Jamie Bresnan)
 
Makeup Department
Akiko Matsumoto .... key makeup artist
Yusuke Tateishi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Grégory Bernard .... assistant unit manager
T. Scott Keiner .... unit production manager
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... post-production supervisor (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karla Carnewal .... second assistant director
Ian J. Putnam .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Nathan Amondson .... visual consultant
 
Sound Department
Marconi de Morais .... audio mixer
Stéphane de Rocquigny .... sound mixer (as Stéphane De Rocquigny)
Valérie Deloof .... sound editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
Benjamin Rolo .... sound studio assistant
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... pyrotechnician
Marco Castillo .... special effects technician
Milan Jancic .... special effects technician
Valek Sykes .... puppeteer
Valek Sykes .... special effects supervisor
Tom Talmon .... special mechanical design
 
Visual Effects by
Fabien Feintrenie .... title designer
 
Stunts
Pete Dicecco .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Quentin Dupieux .... camera operator
Walter Laudin .... gaffer
Caroline Lehello .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Shaunessy James Quinn .... extras casting
Phill Zagajewski .... executive in charge of casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren Nakagawa .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Aurélien Guégan .... post-production consultant
Hélène Sevaux .... digital image technician
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... assistant editor (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... post-production coordinator (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
 
Music Department
Lola Zaidline .... writer & singer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Hugo R. Ocana .... transportation co-captain (as Hugo Ocana)
Tony Ruiz .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Sarah Clifford .... animal supplier
Sarah Clifford .... insect wrangler
Tonto Goldstein .... production accountant
Tara Jean O'Brien .... production coordinator (as Tara O'Brien)
Samantha Schwartz .... production assistant
Wednesday Standley .... production coordinator
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... script consultant (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
Phill Zagajewski .... story editor
 
Thanks
Edward McGurn .... grateful thanks
Olivier Père .... thanks
Chrys Wong .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some violent images and language
Runtime:
82 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Belgium:16 | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Denmark:15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III (film festival rating) | Japan:R15+ | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46682)

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Trivia:
The director, writer, cinematographer, editor and composer, Quentin Dupieux, is also known as Mr. Oizo.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the boy rides his bike, he is wearing long socks at first, but in a later scene those change to short socks.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Lieutenant Chad:In the Steven Spielberg movie "E.T.," why is the alien brown? No reason. In "Love Story," why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone's "JFK," why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent "Chain Saw Massacre" by Tobe Hooper, why don't we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason. Worse, in "The Pianist" by Polanski, how come this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again the answer is, no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples. The list is endless. You probably never gave it a thought, but all great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason. And you know why? Because life itself is filled with no reason. Why can't we see the air all around us? No reason. Why are we always thinking? No reason. Why do some people love sausages and other people hate sausages? No fuckin' reason.
Cop Xavier:[honks the horn] Come on! Don't waste your time explaining that garbage. Let's go!
Lieutenant Chad:Just a minute. Let me finish.
[looks back at the audience]
Lieutenant Chad:Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style.
[pours his glass of water on the ground before getting back into the trunk of the police car]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Sinfonia #2See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Absurdist comedy at its worst, 5 July 2012
Author: pushfrog_2000 from United States

Everything about this movie said it was going to be a delightfully trashy b-rated flick; a kitschy trip down the horror-comedy path starring a sentient, super-powered tire. Unfortunately, though, the heart of the film is lost within the folds of its uninspired meta-plagued script, indie-inspired filmography, and dry absurd jokes.

Although the film got a few laughs out of me, this movie is an acquired taste. Self-aware scripts should be like dollhouses, where you can break them open and see the differences from real life, but still get lost in the story. This one tried the route of pointing to the fourth walls, breaking them, and then telling you about it. While some people may enjoy it, the truth is that it is a style better suited for ministers with silly walks, and not a Woody Allen knock-off.

The acting was flat, save for our unreliable narrator, who was a delight. The jokes were predictable, the pacing was slow, and the director seemed far too pleased acting more intelligent than his audience.

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