An ordinary man fights violence the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Hero or villain? Justice or vengeance? You decide.

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Kelly Dolen

Writers:

Stephen M. Coates (screenplay), Stephen M. Coates (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Bamber ... John Doe
Lachy Hulme ... Ken Rutherford
Gary Abrahams Gary Abrahams ... Sam Foley
Sam Parsonson ... Murray Wills
Brendan Clearkin ... Adam McCleish
Brooke Ryan ... Mary Jones
Ditch Davey ... Detective Clint James
Louise Crawford ... Leah
Guy Kable Guy Kable ... Matt
Randall Berger ... Xavier Edwards
Isabella Woodlock ... Sally
Barry Quin ... Dr. Keith Simms
Erin Dewar Erin Dewar ... Becky
Richard Moss ... Bobby
Chris Palframan Chris Palframan ... Jesse Sutton
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Storyline

Some call him a hero. Some call him a villain. He's "John Doe: Vigilante" - an ordinary man who decides to take the law into his own hands. Frustrated with a failing legal system that continues to allow violent criminals to go free, John Doe begins exacting justice the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Soon he becomes a media sensation and inspires a group of copycat vigilantes, but who is the real John Doe - a pillar of justice or a cold-blooded murderer? You decide. Written by Main Street Films

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Hero or Villain? Justice or Vengeance? You Decide.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Doe's orange prison jumpsuit number is 8311XHT, a reference to George Lucas' early film "THX 1138". See more »

Goofs

When stopped by petrol officer, registration plates of John Doe's vehicle change in between scenes. See more »

Quotes

Sam Foley: A vigilante is simply somebody who violates the law in order to punish a criminal for what they believe is right, for what they believe is justice. So what then do you call a country who sends soldiers to kill people in places like Afghanistan or Iran, Iraq, Korea, Vietnam in the name of what they believe is right, in the name of what they believe is justice. That country is a vigilante - pure and simple.
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References THX 1138 (1971) See more »

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Food for Thought
23 June 2014 | by MrEnjoySee all my reviews

After reading the plot and seeing the few good actors in the movie I felt it was something I could give a shot, it might be good. Well after 90 minutes of my life I don't feel disappointed. In fact it has made me sit in silence (for a solid 15 minutes) just thinking more and more of the meaning.

It surely doesn't have the effect as say "Her", in a thought provoking sense, though it is a solid movie.

What honestly can be done to forgive someone for such heinous crimes, if you know they will commit them again? This movie asks that question and more.

Over all the movie had some shaky shots, little over the top acting conversely not enough acting, some shots were not needed and could have added a bit more background to the story in a few places but I still ended up questioning myself after. Which I always find as a good sign.

Whats a good movie without a good afterthought?


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Dolby Digital

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