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The Rover (2014)

R | | Crime, Drama | 20 June 2014 (USA)
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10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

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Chan Kien ...
Karaoke 1
Tek Kong Lim ...
Karaoke 2
Tawanda Manyimo ...
Caleb
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Henry
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Archie
Scott Perry ...
Dying Soldier
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Rey
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Storekeeper
Ben Armer ...
Benny
Ethan Hanslow ...
Hanging Gardens Boy
Gillian Jones ...
Grandma
Jamie Fallon ...
Colin
Frank C. Sun ...
Acrobat 1 (as Chen 'Frank' Sun)
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Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession - his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naïve young man along as his unwitting accomplice. Written by Anonymous

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Fear the man with nothing left to lose.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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20 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$69,302 (USA) (13 June 2014)

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$1,109,199 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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In an interview with Robert Pattinson, Director David Michôd asked him to watch the documentary "Bully" (2011) to better understand and prepare for the character Rey. See more »

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Henry: What's going on with you, brother?
Henry: [Eric doesn't answer] I said, what's going on with you, brother?
Eric: I want my car back.
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Referenced in Something Elemental: Making the Rover (2014) See more »

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As a Bird or Branch
Written by Colin Stetson (Third Side Music/Gaga Music)
Performed by Colin Stetson
Licensed courtesy of Aagoo Records/ Gaga Music
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amazing,brilliant, intelligent, strong acting
22 June 2014 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I LOVED this film ! It is a dark, bleak, mature , violent film yet it is uncompromising and unflinching in the way it tells its tale.I found it to be a blend of Mad Max, Drive, Apocalypse Now, and Of Mice and Men. Guy Pearce portrays a man as a feral drifter; a wounded, rabid animal; a monstrous creature who has lost everything. He does this to perfection. Rob Pattinson plays a slow, bullied kid from America's South to a tee! He was simply superb in his nuances, facial tics, stuttering , and accent to portray a scared, fearful , dependent yet ever-so- hopeful kid. He is the glue to the film. He is the soul . It is these two and their journey that IS the film. It is the anarchy of the souls. Amongst all the bleakness of the post-collapse world, it hints of the elements of hope, faith, and love. …. the need for human connection. If you like seeing good strong, smart films with quality acting, then go see this incredible movie ! The cinematography and musical score are very unique !


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