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Swerve (2011)

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Colin happens upon a road accident where he finds a dead man, a beautiful woman, and a suitcase full of money. After trying to do the right thing he soon finds himself caught up in a dangerous scheme.

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... Frank
... Jina
... Colin
Travis McMahon ... Charlie
... Sam
... Logan
... Armstrong
... Good Samaritan
... Publican
... Ambulance Officer
Scott Harrison ... Ambulance Driver
Brendan Guerin ... Policeman #1
Brendan Rock ... Policeman #2
... Buyer (as Ed Pegge)
Luke Jericho ... Chris Welles
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Colin happens upon a road accident where he finds a dead man, a beautiful woman, and a suitcase full of money. After trying to do the right thing he soon finds himself caught up in a dangerous scheme.

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A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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6 December 2013 (USA)  »

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O Desvio  »

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The weather in the outback of the Flinders Ranges caused problems for the production during principal photography of this picture. See more »

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When Frank takes Colin to the garage to repair his car the streets are wet from rain when they arrive in Neverest. In the next shot outside the garage the streets are dry. See more »

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Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »

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Underachieving Neo-Noir from Down Under
7 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Another Neo-Noir, this One from Austrailia, in the Tradition of John Dahl's Red Rock West (1993) and Oliver Stone's U-Turn (1997). Throw in a Little Coen Brothers and a Dash of Everything Else Ever in this Type of Thing and You have a Watered Down Version of Some Very Good and Entertaining Films in the Neo-Noir Genre.

Unfortunately this is Nothing New and so Irritatingly Nothing New and that Keeps it from Becoming Remarkable. It isn't Bad its just a Bit Wearisome and Not that Well Crafted. There are Some Glaring Edits and Transitions that are Head Scratchers and Confusing. The Gist is that They just don't Make Any Logical Sense.

The Appearance of a Formerly Beat Up Car, looking Raring and Ready to Go and the Jarring Scene where Our "Victim" of the Femme Fatale is Shown One Minute in a Watery Well and the Next is in Some Subterranean Situation of Tunnels and a Surprise.

It is Worth a Watch for Some Striking Cinematography and a Quirky Score and the Thing Moves Along at a Pounding Pace. There is Fun to be had here if the Thinking Cap is Removed and the Popcorn is Buttery, but there isn't Much Style and the Inclusion of the Marching Bands as Something Edgy is More Corny than Cool.


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