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Restraint (2008)

A young couple on the run hole up in a country estate with a hostage in tow.

Director:

David Denneen

Writer:

Dave Warner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Travis Fimmel ... Ron
Teresa Palmer ... Dale
Stephen Moyer ... Andrew
Phillip Holder Phillip Holder ... Sgt Paul Widdens (as Philip Holder)
Margie McCrae Margie McCrae ... Mrs. Wynott
Peter Davies Peter Davies ... Terry Gilmore
Taylor Owyns Taylor Owyns ... Angela - Antique Dealer (as Taylor Owynns)
Keith Robinson Keith Robinson ... Mr. Middleton
Nate Jones ... Tim
Alyssa McClelland ... Gabrielle
Patrick Ward Patrick Ward ... Andrew's father
Joanne Hunt ... Constable Blainey (as Josy Lee Hunt)
Mike Willesee ... Sky News reader #1
Vanessa Redgrave ... Sky News reader #2
Fabio Nardo Fabio Nardo ... Joey's dead body
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Storyline

A small time criminal, Ron, has killed the boss of his girlfriend and they are escaping from the police. After killing a gas station attendant, Ron drives to an old manor in the middle of nowhere where Andrew, an agoraphobic, lives, in order to exchange their car. When he notes that Andrew is a wealthy man, Ron decides to get money from Andrew to travel to Thailand. Andrew notices that Dale resembles his fiancée, Gabrielle, who left him six months ago. He proposes that Dale dye her hair and go to the bank with two cheques of $20,000.00 pretending that she is Gabrielle. But things do not go according to plan. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Seclusion. Seduction. Survival.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Ronald's girlfriend gets up at the breakfast table, and tousles his hair, Ronald is holding a glass of milk in his right hand. There's a cut to a wide shot, and Ronald is not holding the milk. There's not enough time for him to have put it down See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Andrew: [calling to his escaped cockatoo] Charlie. Charlie, come on.
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Connections

Features His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

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Lohengrin-Introduction To Act III
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London
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interesting dark and edgy, very good effort
27 January 2009 | by bryan_stottSee all my reviews

The film starts as it means to go on, straight into the story with very little character background and very little messing around, the pacing is carefully measured and it moves along perfectly

The lead male(reminds me of Brad Pitt) is excellent in the role, as are all the characters actually, and considering its mainly the same 3 people on screen the whole time in a small space it is done very well

The plot centres around a young couple who are on the run, they take the owner of an estate hostage and then a psychological battle begins

Never saw any of these actors before but would look forward to seeing them again!really enjoyed the flick the only issue i had was i thought the very end was a little weak, overall a very good watch and i highly recommend it as a film that you probably wont hear much about but it is excellent all the same


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19 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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