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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

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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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Baby Jason (as Anthony Angelo Pizza Jr.)
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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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Storyline

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 | Thriller

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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)  »

Also Known As:

El lugar donde todo termina  »

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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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Robin tells Luke, "If you ride like lightning, you're going to crash like thunder." In many scenes, Luke is seen wearing a T-Shirt with artwork from the Metallica album, "Ride the Lightning." See more »

Goofs

When Cross leaves the police station after putting the cash back in the evidence box, he sees the chief standing by the cruiser talking to Deluca. A modern 2011 Hyundai Sonata in Limited trim with Turbo drives in the background. This would not have been available in the time the scene takes place (circa 1990, with the last arc of the film taking place in present day). 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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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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The Air of Betrayal
Written and performed by Jim Helton
Courtesy of Jim Helton Music
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A pretty looking/sounding convoluted mess...
26 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have to applaud "The Place Beyond the Pines" for its effort. This film has a fantastic premise and was certainly ambitious with its story. The risks it took and the tale it was attempting to tell are truly fantastic. Unfortunately for this film (and those watching), it never truly succeeds. This is due to some terrible pacing and badly written characters. It's hard to care about any of them, as none of the interesting ones are given enough time to become fully developed. Those who do get sufficient screen time, just aren't that attention grabbing, despite some descent acting. I would also just like to state that after watching this film, I wanted to strangle Emory Cohen. I'm sure he's a fine actor, but he plays probably one of the most aggravating/obnoxious/annoying characters I have seen in recent history. On the bright side, this film contains some great cinematography and a fantastic soundtrack. Seriously, instead of watching this boring and convoluted mess, get on Spotify right now and listen to the soundtrack, you'll have a better time.


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