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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  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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Anthony Pizza ...
Baby Jason (as Anthony Angelo Pizza Jr.)
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John Facci ...
Priest (as Rev. John Facci)
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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
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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

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One moment can change your life.

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Crime | Drama

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

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19 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$21,383,298 (USA) (21 June 2013)
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When Jason and AJ first meet in the cafeteria, Jason is eating an apple for lunch. This links back to his mother telling Luke how she would chew apples for him when he was a baby. See more »

Goofs

While most of the money shown taken in the bank robberies were of the correct design for the time period (the first act was set in 1997), there is a scene in Avery's garage that shows a stack of stolen $20s. The bill on top is a redesigned $20 with the large head portrait, which was not introduced until 1998. See more »

Quotes

Luke: I'm not asking for an advance, I'm quitting.
Jack: You can't quit.
Luke: I just did.
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The Weight of Consequences
Written by Mike Patton
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So disappointing
4 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I felt the need to vent my frustration with movie but the time has come. Never has a movie that started out so well, ended so miserably. While basically a 3 act play, the brilliant first and second acts grabbed the viewer with its tight plot and brilliant acting. I actually turned to my girlfriend half way through the film and gave myself a pat on the back for choosing a film that pleased us both. Inexplicably the third act was a dragged out meandering mess. It's as if the director had no idea how to end it and just hoped that the pieces would somehow come together. They did not. After the 2 hour mark I just wanted the damn thing to end. The contrived third act and ending was laughable. It did not have to be this way. Shame on those responsible for destroying this movie's incredible potential.


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