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Last Ride (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 July 2009 (Australia)
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A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.

Director:

Glendyn Ivin

Writers:

Mac Gudgeon (screenplay), Denise Young (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugo Weaving ... Kev
Tom Russell ... Chook
Anita Hegh ... Maryanne
John Brumpton ... Max
Kelton Pell Kelton Pell ... Ranger Lyall
Sonya Suares ... Zareena Khan
Loren Taylor ... Girl in Pub (as Loren Horsley)
Adam Morgan ... Man in Roadhouse
Chrissie Page ... Storekeeper
Chris Weir ... Local #2 in Pub
Michael Allen Michael Allen ... Local #1 in Pub
Beau Hurren Beau Hurren ... Local #3 in Pub
Mick Coulthard Mick Coulthard ... Uncle Mick
Lucy Russell Lucy Russell ... Girl in the Chicken Shop
Jane Liscombe Jane Liscombe ... News Reporter
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A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Ride See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$838, 1 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,480, 9 September 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Glendyn Ivin said of the South Australia regions that the movie was filmed in: "The locations in the film are all special in their own way. In the early stages of pre-production, we went on two quite extensive location scouting [trips] of South Australia. I had already looked in Queensland, and we had been to Broken Hill [in New South Wales] and beyond on a writing trip, but everything I saw in South Australia just blew me away so we adapted the film to work around this new terrain, a little like how you might develop and re-write characters after rehearsal, I would go out and find locations, and then come back and work them into the script with [screenwriter] Mac [Gudgeon]. In this way, the script remained quite open and organic right to the very end." See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Chuck has a mark, either a mole or a birthmark, on his right side of the chin. When he encounters the camels the mark is on the left side. See more »

Connections

Featured in Endless Possibilities: South Australia (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Pharoah's Dream
Written by J. Tawadros (Copyright Control)
Performed by Joseph Tawadros
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A well made film, carried well by Hugo Weaving's incredible acting
20 June 2009 | by timoth93See all my reviews

I saw this movie a few nights ago on the 18th of June at the Palace, in Brisbane. There was a question and answer session afterwards with Hugo Weaving and the director.

The movie is quite good, i have not read the book. It starts off slow but a lot is accomplished, considering it's relatively short runtime. Hugo Weaving definitely gets into the role of Kev and Tom Russell definitely has potential.

The movie is realistic and is not at all Hollywoodized. If you like dramas then i suggest you go see it. However there are some disturbing thematic material so be warned.

I myself wish that we got more of a variety of movies made here in Australia. this movie is not too different to other that have already been done but at least hopefully it'll be a success and the government will learn to fund then Australian film industry.


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