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Son of a Gun (2014)

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JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Kerkvliet ...
Prison Officer
Prison Officer
Geoff Kelso ...
Prison Officer
Peter Neaves ...
Prison Officer
JR's Cellmate
Sam Hutchin ...
Craig Sparrowhawk ...
Dave's Crony
Dave's Crony (as Jared Dehar)
Karl Knight ...
Solitary Officer
Sam Lennox


Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch. But protection comes at a price. Lynch and his crew have plans for their young protegee. Upon release, JR must help secure Lynch's freedom, staging a daring prison break. As a reward, he's invited to join the crew as they plan a gold heist that promises to deliver millions. However, as things start to go wrong, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. JR finds himself unsure of whom he can trust and on a collision course with his former mentor. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Gold is thicker than blood. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fenegyerek  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This tale about father-son relationships is very personal to director Julius Avery who lost his own father when he was only 6. See more »


When the drug dealer/ arms dealer hands JR weapons there is no possible way he can hold onto the M60 Machine Gun like that, with it weighing around 23 lbs. See more »


JR: Here's some proof that the bonobos aren't dying out.
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #44.3 (2015) See more »


Forever Young
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"Forever Young"
Composer: Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens
Producer: Ramon Zenker, Andreas Schneider, Jens Lissat
Vocals by Marc Innocent
Courtesy of Uptight Songs GmbH
Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing Pty Ltd obo Budde Music
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Ewan McGregor not at his best
21 September 2015 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Nice movie in general, with action, and good performances from all the actors, but something makes "Son of a gun" a boring film. I don't know what is exactly, maybe because the story is something that you have seen many times before in the past. Or maybe because the action it flows very slow. Moreover, the direction is not good enough to put this film in the category of "excellent heist movies". The romance on "Son of a gun" makes it a little more interesting and in combination with the presence of Ewan McGregor -who is not at his best, unfortunately- is a movie that, I think, worth your time even if you are bored at the end.

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