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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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Craig Lahiff

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Craig Lahiff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Clarke ... Frank
Emma Booth ... Jina
David Lyons ... Colin
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ... Charlie
Vince Colosimo ... Sam
Robert Mammone ... Logan
Chris Haywood ... Armstrong
Roy Billing ... Good Samaritan
Greg Stone ... Publican
Andy Anderson ... Ambulance Officer
Scott Harrison Scott Harrison ... Ambulance Driver
Brendan Guerin Brendan Guerin ... Policeman #1
Brendan Rock Brendan Rock ... Policeman #2
Edmund Pegge ... Buyer (as Ed Pegge)
Luke Jericho 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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inversione di rotta See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,725, 8 December 2013

Gross USA:

$3,338

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,338
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Duo Art Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Trade Paper 'Variety' described this movie as being "in the tradition of a Jim Thompson potboiler". See more »

Goofs

When Frank pulls up to the police station, Colin's car is in front of him. When he leaves, he drives straight forward, but doesn't hit Colin's car. See more »

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Referenced in Swerve: Cast and Crew Interviews (2012) See more »

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'Right turn, right place, right time'
29 April 2012 | by movies_my_waySee all my reviews

I saw Swerve at the Melbourne International Film Festival last year. What a ride! The films' director Craig Lahiff (previous film fame Heavens' Burning (Russell Crowe) and Black and White (Robert Carlyle)) prefaced the screening by saying "have fun" – I sure did! Too often Aussie audiences seem to take Aussie films too seriously, this was just good old' entertainment and the audience really got into it! Swerve is an action packed and sexy neo-noir thriller with twists, turns and all sorts of goodies in-between. It's a confident film and knows how to have some fun. The twisting plot always keeps you on your toes and the hot Aussie stars David Lyons, Emma Booth and Jason Clarke are all well cast for their roles. It was great to see an Australian film with some proper action in it. Roy Billing and Chris Haywood make some colorful cameos. Travis McMahon plays a ripper of a bad guy and it was good to see Vince Colosimo in some rough-house fight sequences. Hopefully Swerve comes out in cinemas soon – everywhere it plays it gets a great response. Australia should make more movies like this!


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