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Restraint (2008)

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

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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)
Michael Willesee Michael Willesee ... Sky News reader #1 (as Mike Willesee)
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.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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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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Features His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

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Voodoo Lover
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Performed by Emma Pask and Unity Hall Big Band
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A film with character and characters
3 August 2008 | by Oxycute2001See all my reviews

This is a good film typified by excellent acting, three interesting characters, a dark ambiance and a twist in the tale.

While there are the usual moans about the typical movie style plot extension - where no-one is ever killed outright, they have to make a meal out of it- it is superior to most modern films in that it relies on the story and acting rather than explosions, explicit violence or other shock tactics.

I had ever seen any of the three stars before but all three are names to watch.

Well worth watching!


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