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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  19 April 2013 (USA)
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A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Van Hook ...
Angelo Anthony Pizza ...
Baby Jason (as Anthony Angelo Pizza Jr.)
John Facci ...
Priest (as Rev. John Facci)
Tula ...
Robin's Dog
Penny ...
Robin's Dog
Cynthia Pelletier-Sullivan ...
Teller #1 - Bank #1
Mackenzie Trainor ...
Teller #2 - Bank #1
Nicole Califano ...
Teller #3 - Bank #1
Shannon Plumb ...
Tracey Agustin ...
Teller #1 - Bank #2


A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider's son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they've inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines. Written by StudioCanal

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One moment can change your life.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El lugar donde todo termina  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$279,457 (USA) (29 March 2013)


$21,383,298 (USA) (21 June 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the opening track shot scene, several assistant directors actually appear on the fairground wearing Dr. Seuss hats. They were instructed to distract the extras into not looking at the camera and at a shirtless Ryan Gosling walking into the circus tent. The shot was conceived by cinematographer Sean Bobbitt who wanted to have it as a way to teach the audience watching the movie. See more »


On the last car chase, the chasing officer (Avery) describes Luke's direction as heading west on Stanford. Luke then makes a left turn which would mean he would be heading south, but Avery says he is now heading north on Plymouth. See more »


Robin: [Robin sees Jason holding Luke's old glasses] Why don't you put the glasses on?
Jason: [shyly] Nah...
Robin: For sure! He would have said they were left there for you. No doubt. Put them on if you want. Go on. Put em' on.
Jason: Yeah?
Robin: C'mon, I'll tell you.
[Jason puts them on and Robin smiles]
Robin: Yeah. Yeah!
Jason: [smiling] Yeah?
Robin: Yeah! You're callin' him back!
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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »


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Written by Amon Tobin
Performed by Two Fingers
Courtesy of Big Dada Recordings
By arrangement with Third Side Music Inc.
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User Reviews

An intriguing and diverse journey
12 April 2013 | by (Bolingbrook, IL) – See all my reviews

In an attempt to give away as little as possible about this film, obviously so that you can enjoy all of the phases as I was able to do, I would like to simply highlight my opinion about this movie. It was a great film and was very entertaining. I'd recommend you take a chance and go see this film. Expect some theatrical diversity and in the end it all comes back full circle.

I have nothing negative to say. The acting was mature and accurate. Each character was playing a role that suited their own set of talents superbly.

Try not to read too many reviews and just go and see this movie. You will not be disappointed.

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