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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 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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Are some bonds meant to be broken? See more »

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

Gross USA:

$5,480
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Cole, one of the film's lead producers, first read the manuscript for the film's source novel 'The Last Ride' (2004) by its author Denise Young in early 2002, and then optioned it later that year. See more »

Goofs

When Chook goes back to the car (at the end), sunlight can be seen through his hair on both sides of his head from behind, indicating that his face is in full sun. The following shot from the front shows half his face in shadow. See more »


Soundtracks

Hawa Al Nahar
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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