6.5/10
18,250
45 user 100 critic

Son of a Gun (2014)

Trailer
2:15 | Trailer

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
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.

Director:

Writers:

, (additional material)
Reviews
Popularity
2,913 ( 117)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Salvation (2014)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Director: Kristian Levring
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Eric Cantona
Stretch (2014)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.

Director: Joe Carnahan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale
Black Sea (2014)
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
Zulu (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.

Director: Jérôme Salle
Stars: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Conrad Kemp
Cop Car (2015)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A small town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.

Director: Jon Watts
Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford
The Captive (2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Andrew Loo
Stars: Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, Harry Shum Jr.
The Gambler III (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Lit professor and gambler Jim Bennett's debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

Director: Rupert Wyatt
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman
The Rover (2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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.

Director: David Michôd
Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.

Director: Daniel Alfredson
Stars: Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten
Run All Night (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman
Tracers (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Wanted by the Chinese mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.

Director: Daniel Benmayor
Stars: Taylor Lautner, Marie Avgeropoulos, Adam Rayner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
JR
Brendan Kerkvliet ...
Prison Officer
Matt Flannagan ...
Prison Officer
Geoff Kelso ...
Prison Officer
...
Prison Officer
...
...
Sterlo
...
Merv
Kazimir Sas ...
JR's Cellmate
...
Dave
Craig Sparrowhawk ...
Dave's Crony
...
Dave's Crony (as Jared Dehar)
Karl Knight ...
Solitary Officer
...
Sam Lennox
...
Josh
Edit

Storyline

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

Taglines:

Everyone gets what they deserve See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

11 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fenegyerek  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The music in Wilson's trailer is called happy hardcore, a very popular kind of dance music in the Netherlands in the '90s. People who would dance to it were called Gabbers (buddies), all bold and wearing sport suits. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

JR: Here's some proof that the bonobos aren't dying out.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film 2016: Episode #44.3 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Little Eyes
Performed by The Presets
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Australia's heading in the right direction.
15 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This film gave me shivers and not just because of the intense first act which sees us locked in a prison with some pretty ruthless men but because I regained hope for a flailing Australian film industry. I feel obliged to support my industry so often I go to the cinema reluctantly and am thoroughly disappointed by the lack of respect for the audience the filmmakers have, they believe first and foremost they must get their unworthy stories on screen and then I'm left out of pocket and dissatisfied. This time was a different story, Son of a Gun has given us a MOVIE!!! Finally, an actual movie which I could disengage and go on a ride with the characters. This isn't trying to be a groundbreaking heist film and yet it is groundbreaking for Australia, it is so well made, performances are stellar and the score is epic. We have space for our kitchen sink dramas but we also should make way for these type of films and also judge it as an Australian film. That's why I gave it 10 out of 10 because this film should be judged like all other Australian films are judged and not judged harshly because it has a big star and feels like a bigger story. I highly recommend this film.


44 of 64 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I don't get it. georgia25000
6kg of gold is 10.000.000 australian dollars? plszheng
Not a Ewan McGregor fan...... warrenbarry
trailer sucked movie suprisingly good! pram_d
Discuss Son of a Gun (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?