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In Johannesburg, an American parole breaker unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Naima McLean ...
Rachel Shabangu
Gys de Villiers ...
Detective Smith
Leyla Haidarian ...
Angelica Moore / Radio Journalist
Tshepo Maseko ...
Lieutenant
Andrian Mazive ...
Journalist Benji
Welile Nzuza ...
Mohawk
Mangaliso Ngema ...
Judge James Muzuka
Ernest Kubayi ...
Crackhead (as Ernest 'Ray Ray' Kubayi)
Elize Van Niekerk ...
Car Rental Receptionist (voice)
Sizo Motsoko ...
Car Charger Kid #1
Siviwe Mazibuko ...
Car Charger Kid #2
Brandon Lindsay ...
Hostage Reporter
Paul Pieterse ...
Bicyclist
Jeanne Maree Du Pisanie ...
Angelica's Double
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In Johannesburg, an American parole breaker unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He picked the wrong car. They picked the wrong guy.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 February 2013 (Bahrain)  »

Also Known As:

Aucun détour  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The police cars are mostly BMW 3 series. There is also a VW Golf/Rabbit, and an Isuzu Pickup truck. See more »

Goofs

Just before Michael is checking the 'missed message' on the Blackberry phone, we can see he is actually looking through the image library. See more »

Quotes

Michael Woods: Excuse me; excuse me; can you tell me where Smuts Street is?
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Connections

References Drive (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Away
Written by Ntokozo Mdluli (as N. Midluli), Bantu Hanabe (as B. Hanabe), Ezee Hanabe (as E. Hanabe) and M. Mishali
Performed by Teargas
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Casey's Movie Mania: VEHICLE 19 (2013)
7 May 2013 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

A low budget indie thriller with an interesting concept, but VEHICLE 19 suffers from sluggish pace and short of adrenaline rush.

The first thing that attracted me to watch this low-budget indie thriller called VEHICLE 19 is its irresistible concept -- the movie is shot entirely from inside the car. Now that's what I called a great novelty. However, South African director Mukunda Michael Dewil fails to capitalize his own concept. Instead of a fast-paced thriller normally expected from this kind of movie, VEHICLE 19 sputters as it moves along.

Somewhere in between, director Mukunda Michael Dewil manages to stage some claustrophobic moments and worthy action scenes within the confined space of a car (and limited budget). Paul Walker is fairly adequate to put on a (mostly) one-man show as a brooding and manic anti-hero.

It's a shame that Mukunda Michael Dewil's script is lackluster. More than often, the movie loses its momentum whenever it tries to elaborate the storyline. The pace is patchy, while the movie's overly-stylized look is too distracting for its own good.

Overall, VEHICLE 19 only works in certain angles. The rest of them are as rusty as a beat-up engine.


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