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These Final Hours (2013)

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A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

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Zoe
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James
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Radio Man
Lauren Cleary ...
Dead Girl on Beach
Matt Lovkis ...
Dead Man
Ryan Knight ...
Desperate Dad
Brendan Kalin ...
Desperate Son
Wendy Burns ...
Religious Woman
Caleb Helm ...
Dead Child on Road
Emily Crew ...
Running Woman
Aron Dyer ...
Brawling Man #1
Neil Stewart ...
Brawling Man #2
Peter Docker ...
Wild Man
Michael McCall ...
Machette Victim
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Storyline

It's the last day on earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. Along the way, he somewhat reluctantly saves the life of a little girl named Rose who is desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of responsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life as the final hours tick away. Written by Roadshow Films

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The end is here.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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31 July 2014 (Australia)  »

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As Horas Finais  »

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AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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This movie was produced under a very limited budget of 2.5 million US dollars. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when James is driving, there is a radio announcement made with the speaker stating that his call sign VK which belongs to Australia (the range of VHA-VNZ). This is an amateur radio call sign which means he shouldn't broadcast on AM band but he could, with proper equipment, since it's end of the world. The call sign of VK6DF actually exists and belongs to someone. See more »

Quotes

James: It's gonna hurt a lot, and I don't want to feel it. I don't want to feel a thing.
Zoe: Hey, life is stronger than death, James.
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Crazy Credits

There is no music during the end credits, only a constant low rumble reminiscent of the oncoming fireball. See more »

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Remade as These Final Hours (2015) See more »

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Sugar Daddy 'O
Written & Performed by Werner Tautz
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Apocalyptic thriller
2 December 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Very entertaining and edgy. Good character development and plausible plot line. Set in Western Australia - amusing - in that in the 60s and 70s Perth people used to boast that it was a great city in which to live because if the world was coming to end it would get to Perth 10 years later! Great build up through the film and a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking experience. Acting by Angourie Rice and Nathan Phillips was very polished. Great movie- would recommend. Have seen a few other end of the world movies but These Final Hours makes you think about what would your priorities be? Zak Hildich as writer director has created what I believe will be a significant contribution to Australian Cinema.


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