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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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JR
Brendan Kerkvliet ...
Prison Officer
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Geoff Kelso ...
Prison Officer
Peter Neaves ...
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JR's Cellmate
Sam Hutchin ...
Dave
Craig Sparrowhawk ...
Dave's Crony
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Dave's Crony (as Jared Dehar)
Karl Knight ...
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Sam Lennox
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Josh
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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

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

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11 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Fenegyerek  »

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Based on real life bank robber Brenden Abbott, AKA "The Post Card Bandit" & his apprentice Brendan Berichon. See more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Perth (Teen Daze Remix)
Written by Justin Vernon
Performed by Bon Iver
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Unoriginal but entertaining enough
14 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This crime thriller is only original in that it is Australian rather than American (or British) and presents a much darker side of the nation than we usually see in the movies. Written and directed by Julius Avery as his first full-length feature, this is an accomplished work centred on the relationship between hardened criminal Brendan Lynch (Scottish Ewan McGregor as the 'Gun') and minor felon 19 year old JR (Australian newcomer Brenton Thwaites as the 'Son').

It seems very unlikely that these two would be incarcerated in the same high security prison but I guess that, if they hadn't been, we'd have had no plot. I confess that I rented the film to see Swedish actress Alicia Vikander but she has a fairly small role as a gangster's moll from Eastern Europe. Even if unoriginal and sporting too many references to monkeys, there is plenty of violence, action and double-crossing in this entertaining rampage with a hot soundtrack.


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