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The Horseman (2008)

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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Marshall Peter Marshall ... Christian Forteski
Caroline Marohasy Caroline Marohasy ... Alice
Brad McMurray ... Derek
Jack Henry Jack Henry ... Finn
Christopher Sommers ... Pauly
Evert McQueen Evert McQueen ... Jim
Steven Tandy Steven Tandy ... Devlin
Bryan Probets Bryan Probets ... Walters
Chris Betts Chris Betts ... Hilton
Damon Gibson Damon Gibson ... Chuck
Ron Kelly ... Det. Adams
Robyn Moore ... Irene
Hannah Levien ... Jesse
Greg Jones Greg Jones ... Warren
Mick Glancy Mick Glancy ... Bernie
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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily intoxicated and mistreated, Christian sets out on a reckless journey to find answers. Fuelled by rage and sorrow, the death toll quickly rises as he uncovers an ugly truth. Along the way he meets Alice, a young runaway not unlike his daughter and a fragile friendship begins to unfold. Written by Anonymous

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An act unforgiven. A father lost in grief. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, some torture, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az apokalipszis lovasa See more »

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Kastle Films See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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Color (HD)

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1.78 : 1
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To help raise finance for the production, a short film was shot of the opening scene. The short film went on to win Best Independent Drama (10-30mins) at the Queensland New Filmmaker Awards (2006) and aided the feature length version to move into production. See more »

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Christian drives a van with the license plate 912 GSC. When Christian is torturing Jim (naked guy tied to a chair), Jim's brother Eddy drives up to the house in a SUV. Eddy's license plate is 912 GSC. See more »

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[first lines]
Christian: [casually to person answering the door] Hi.
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Very good Australian revenge film
11 June 2013 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

This is a story of one man's revenge against the people he holds responsible for the death of his daughter. It's a grim and grimy revenge tale full of bloody violence. It won't appeal to everyone and my wife ceased watching after 5 minutes but if you like these kinds of movie then you are likely to enjoy this.

The acting is pretty good and I thought Peter Marsh did a good job at gaining sympathy as the grief stricken dad doling out his own particular brand of justice. Brad McMurray is also worth a mention as one of the most imposing villains you could wish to see.

I wouldn't say this film had many surprises or a particular message but I find watching lowlife scum being deservedly dispatched pretty satisfying in its own right. The Horseman is a fast paced film and doesn't spend much time setting the scene before plunging straight into the action.

I enjoyed this film and thought it was a very good example of a quality revenge movie especially bearing in mind it's relatively low budget. Recommended.


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