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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
Are You Tired of the Expected? See more »
Plot:
When Robert, a tire, discovers his destructive telepathic powers, he soon sets his sights on a desert town; in particular, a mysterious woman becomes his obsession. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Pile of .... See more (147 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
David Bowe ... M. 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)
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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
Stéphane De Rocquigny .... sound mixer
Valérie Deloof .... sound editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
 
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
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... second assistant camera (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
 
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 Ocana .... transportation co-captain
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 supervisor (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:MA (2010) | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | 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:
One of the Spectators is played by Daniel Quinn, who starred in Scanner Cop (1994) (V) as a man who could make people's heads explode with his mind, just as the tire does in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the boy rides his bike he is wearing long socks at first, 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 fucking 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:
Referenced in Looper (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Just Don't Want To Be LonelySee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Pile of ...., 26 June 2011
Author: Roeland Zaan, van der from Netherlands

First off, lets talk about the good things about this movie.

After the tire, Robert becomes alive and starts rolling, you just keep asking yourself how they did it. It is very intriguing to see a tire loose of straps and stuff making it's way trough the desert. Second to that, the overall image quality of this movie is actually quite stunning. The scenery and the way it is filmed actually does trigger something in you're mind. Also, the gore in this film is amusing. So far with the good stuff.

The way the film introduces itself, with a monologue by this awkward sheriff making a statement or rather an excuse that this piece of cinema doesn't make any sense at all, is just plain pathetic. It feels like the maker of this film is trying to fool you to undergo this experience and forget about any kind of reason. So for me it was very, very difficult to identify with this movie on any level. Because if you are told a movie is bad on the forehand, within the movie, the paradox occurs that, if it really is bad, would it then automatically be forgiven by the viewer, and therefore be good?

I personally do not think so! Because whatever way I try to understand this film, I can't make more of it then a pile of rubbish. Still I can see that the filming is done well, and the arty side of the film lets itself being translated, it is just not interesting and a waste of time!

In the meantime, I am playing Mr.Oizo's Flat Beat on Youtube one more time, to remember the better days of Quentin Dupieux.

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