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Locke (2013)

R | | Drama | 18 April 2014 (UK)
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Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.



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Complete credited cast:
Bethan (voice)
Katrina (voice)
Donal (voice)
Gareth (voice)
Eddie (voice)
Sean (voice)
Cassidy (voice)
Sister Margaret (voice)
Doctor Gullu (voice)
PC Davids (voice)
Gareth's Wife (voice)


Leaving the construction site on the eve of a major project, construction manager Ivan Locke receives news that sends him driving the two hours from Birmingham to London, but even further from the life he once knew. Making the decision that he has to make, he then calls his wife, his sons, his co-workers and boss telling them the secret that he is bearing and trying to keep his job and family intact. But even more importantly, he will have to face himself and the choices he has made. Written by Anne Campbell

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No turning back



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 April 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Лок  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$81,006 (USA) (25 April 2014)


$1,361,423 (USA) (1 August 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Locke is a dialog-driven chamber play consisting of one continuous scene. With the exception of Ivan getting into his car at the beginning, a short overhead shot of the motorway midway and a brief pan-out at the end, the entire movie takes place inside Ivan's car. See more »


The man is supposedly a brilliant manager and presumably on a good salary. It hasn't occurred to him to hire a private nurse to help and comfort his pregnant lady-friend. See more »


Bethan: Be quick!
Ivan Locke: Yes, but there are speed limits!
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Referenced in Film 2016: Episode dated 12 November 2014 (2014) See more »


by Dickon Hinchliffe
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A man among men
13 July 2014 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Here I am, giving lectures to fathers about maintaining the different relationships in their lives. But alas!, how does one demonstrate the ideal, even if you might know such a person?

In comes this film Locke, demonstrating integrity, responsibility, caring, loyalty, firmness, perseverance, plus some more good things about being a man among men. Forget about Hercules, Braveheart and so many attractive and well muscled heroes. Here is a man who knows how to be alone, how to overcome rejection, how to lead colleagues, how to embrace his children,how to accept his wife as a person even when she acts unfairly, how to be fearlessly honest.

And yet he is not some miracle. He gets extremely frustrated an angry, but he can allow it to happen without picking on someone else.

What a movie!!

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