5.6/10
188
6 user 4 critic
Trailer
2:12 | Trailer
A young Sydney stockbroker risks it all to win a friendly bet about making money.

Director:

Mark Lee

Writer:

Caroline Gerard
Reviews
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Gallipoli (1981)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long... See full summary »

Director: Michael Thornhill
Stars: Mark Lee, Drew Norman, Dennis Miller
Serenades (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afghan father.

Director: Mojgan Khadem
Stars: Alice Haines, Aden Young, Sinisa Copic
Patrick (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

At a private clinic, a young nurse soon discovers that one of the comatose patients is quite sinister.

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson
Don't Tell (2017)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option.

Director: Tori Garrett
Stars: Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West
Crawlspace (2012)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A special forces unit sent, to infiltrate Pine Gap Australia's top secret underground military compound, come under attack from unknown forces.

Director: Justin Dix
Stars: Nicholas Bell, Ngaire Dawn Fair, John Brumpton
The Bet I (2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A down on his luck man gets into an absurd but high stakes bet where he has one summer to find, and hook up with, every girl he had a crush on from 1st to 12th grade.

Director: Ryan Ederer
Stars: Alex Klein, Brian Atkinson, Amanda Clayton
Two Twisted (2005–2006)
Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

'Two Twisted' follows on from the 'Twisted Tales'(1996) series produced by Australian actor/producer Bryan Brown. These Australian series follow the tradition of 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'... See full summary »

Stars: Waseem Khan, Bryan Brown, Valentino del Toro
The Truth I (2010)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When a couple is taken hostage in their home by an intruder, a simple home invasion robbery turns into something much more complicated. The wife may, or may not, know the intruder; and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Barton-Grimley
Stars: John Heard, Brendan Sexton III, Erin Cardillo
Dark Frontier (2009)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

1902....the Australian Federation is a year old. Twelve year-old Tom's beloved father, Nat, has dragged him and his sister, Sarah, to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat's ... See full summary »

Director: Kriv Stenders
Stars: Aden Young, Toby Wallace, Hanna Mangan Lawrence
Molokai (1999)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The true story of the nineteenth century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Director: Paul Cox
Stars: Keanu Kapuni-Szasz, David Wenham, Jan Kleinejan
The Tree I (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house.

Director: Julie Bertuccelli
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgan Davies, Marton Csokas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Newton ... Will
Aden Young ... Angus
Sibylla Budd ... Tory
Tim Richards Tim Richards ... Benno
Roy Billing ... George
Rick Cosnett ... Mike Voss
Anthony Harkin Anthony Harkin ... Nick
Alyssa McClelland ... Trish
Peta Sergeant ... Lila
Paul Gleeson ... Steven O'Grady
Noel Hodda Noel Hodda ... Brian
Joshua Rosenthal ... Detective (as Josh Rosenthal)
Michael Beattie ... Detective
Birgit Wolf Birgit Wolf ... Attractive Woman at Polo (as Birgit Wolfe)
Anthony Gerard Anthony Gerard ... Tony Hamilton
Edit

Storyline

Young Sydney stockbroker, Will, makes a bet with his rich mate Angus - who can make the most money in three months with $50,000? Obsessed with winning, Will finds himself engaged in high stakes games and deception, bending all the rules, until he discovers that winning at all costs could mean losing more than he could ever imagine. Written by Caroline Gerard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What would you risk?

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Australia]

Country:

Australia

Release Date:

13 September 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bet on Bet See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

AUD3,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A very solid Australian drama
4 October 2007 | by vallentineSee all my reviews

I saw The Bet in Sydney last night. Wow! It is a brave film from a first time film maker. Brave for several reasons. The writer/producer Caroline Gerard raised the funds entirely from the private sector and then set about assembling a top rate team of cast and crew who have delivered a remarkable ensemble effort.

The story appears at the outset to be fairly a standard Sydney Harbour based yuppie drama but by the closing moments you realise that the story is anything but pedestrian. I wont give the game away but suffice to say it is quite a powerful and unique result. The casting is wonderful and Matt Newton manages to pull off a character that is believable, likable, trapped, in love and great looking all in the space of 90 minutes. Aden Young almost scene steals with his Machiavellian portrayal as Newton's friend/foe.

Mark Lee directs his first feature here and has a great command of the medium. I guess when you have 40 plus film credits under your belt and have worked under Peter Weir, Russell Burton, Chris Noonan and John Duigan among others you tend to pick up a thing or two!

The music is another triumph here. The original music is symphonic and deftly enhances the emotion of each moment in a way that is sometimes lacking in modern Australian cinema. The use of Bach in the apartment scenes and the doof doof tracks in the night club are very well placed. I heard some critic banging on about how the music score was overly romantic and inappropriate but don't these folks remember Chinatown or Lolita or After the Deluge?

Go and see the film before it closes and if you miss it at the cinemas get the DVD!


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed