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Last Train to Freo (2006)

Two thugs from the Perth suburb of Midland catch the last train to Fremantle. When a young woman boards the train a few stops later, they begin talking and find out not everyone on the train is who they seem to be.

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Credited cast:
... The Tall Thug
... Trev
... Lisa
... Simon
Gillian Jones ... Maureen
Lisa Hensley ... Train Announcer (voice)
Reg Cribb ... Man on Platform
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Karli White ... Vomiting Girl
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Two thugs from the Perth suburb of Midland catch the last train to Fremantle. When a young woman boards the train a few stops later, they begin talking and find out not everyone on the train is who they seem to be.

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australia | based on play | See All (2) »

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There is a reason people avoid strangers on trains

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Drama | Thriller

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14 September 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

O Último Comboio Para Freo  »

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1.85 : 1
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When preparing for the film, Steve Le Marquand and Gigi Edgley caught the train from Midland to get within 'the zone'. Upon entering the train they saw three Aboriginal girls beating one another. When they walked over to help, they where promptly told to 'F*** off.' See more »

Goofs

Karrakatta station is not known as "Karrakatta Cemeterary". Nor are the gravestones as large and as close to the railway station as shown. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: Why are you going to fremantle?
The Tall Thug: Cause, the train doesn't go any further.
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Soundtracks

Mountain King
(from Peer Gynt)
Written by Edvard Grieg
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An excellent character driven film with a riveting performance
15 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is a hidden gem of a film, one that I sadly missed at the theatre. Shot entirely in one carriage of a suburban train with only a few characters, it is almost entirely driven by crackling dialogue - no doubt both a legacy of the story's origin as stage play.

The stand out of the film is a tour de force performance by Steve Le Marquand as the 'tall thug'. His swaggering, menacing, compelling performance is captivating to watch. He is well supported by Gigi Edgely who pulls off a difficult role with panache. The storyline twists and turns, and they mostly pull off what could easily have descended into farce.

It's really all about Le Marquand though, who provides his character with megawatts of charisma, and it's remarkable that this spellbinding performance has not seen him picked up for starring roles in larger films.

All in all an excellent film, well worth watching.


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