After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage.


Derrick Borte


Carl Ellsworth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Man
Caren Pistorius ... Rachel
Gabriel Bateman ... Kyle
Jimmi Simpson ... Andy
Austin P. McKenzie ... Fred
Juliene Joyner ... Mary
Stephen Louis Grush ... Leo
Anne Leighton ... Deborah
Devyn A. Tyler ... Mrs. Ayers (as Devyn Tyler)
Sylvia Grace Crim ... Teacher
Vivian Fleming-Alvarez ... Officer #1
Samantha Beaulieu ... Cashier
Lucy Faust ... Rosie
Scheryl W Brown ... Woman in Street (as Scheryl W. Brown)
Michael Papajohn ... Cop


Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a psychological thriller that takes something we've all experienced- road rage - to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know who you're driving next to. Written by Elissa Greer

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He can happen to anyone.


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent content, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The candy cane scissors are a nod to the similarly themed Joy Ride (2001), in which the protagonists use the call sign of Candy Cane to anger a homicidal motorist who then terrorizes them. See more »


When Rachel is removing the fuel nozzle from her car, you can notice that the cost and fuel amount are all zeroed out. The only time a pump is zeroed out is before any fuel is pumped. See more »


[last lines]
Kyle: [his mom decides not to honk her horn at a road rage driver] Good Choice
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Many People, Few Manners.
22 October 2020 | by Impartial-CriticSee all my reviews

An unstable man under a lot of life stress confront a woman who's having a bad life and a bad day at an intersection. In it what can be cured with a simple apology, yet out of arrogance escalates into a hellish nightmare as the woman's whole life becomes a target of the man's rage. Out of technicality, the plot is quite simple with few logical gaps. with that in mind and aside from the ridiculously bad choices which the female lead makes across the whole movie not to mention her passive boring personality...Yet with a raw chilling performance from Russell Crowe who owned the aggression and hate of his role, he single handedly managed to elevate the movie to a notable level of thrills, entertainment and excitement. The director succeeds in painting some interesting surprises in the car chase scenes and an over all thrilling experience that is worth watching.

Unlike some views, I experienced this movie from a different point of view, to me the whole idea revolves around the concept of decency and common courtesy among mankind that most of us lost, maybe the fake bubble of freedom and personal rights that we live our daily lives in or how awfully some were raised on a fake racist patriotism which believes that a certain nationality/race is above others or or or. All are false reasons to be rude, mistreat others or lose compassion and courtesy for one another. Either you watch Unhinged for the thrilling entertainment or for the eye opening message the results is quite satisfying on both ends.

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Release Date:

21 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unhinged See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$601,032, 16 August 2020

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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