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Rubber (2010)

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A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession.

Director:

Quentin Dupieux

Writer:

Quentin Dupieux
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Spinella ... Lieutenant Chad
Jack Plotnick ... Accountant
Wings Hauser ... Man in Wheelchair
Roxane Mesquida ... Sheila
Ethan Cohn ... Film Buff Ethan
Charley Koontz ... Film Buff Charley
Daniel Quinn ... Dad
Devin Brochu ... Son
Hayley Holmes ... Teenager Cindy
Haley Ramm ... Teenager Fiona
Cecelia Antoinette Cecelia Antoinette ... Black Woman (as Cecilia Antoinette)
David Bowe ... Mr. Hughes
Remy Thorne ... Zach (as Remi Thorne)
Tara Jean O'Brien ... Cleaning Lady (as Tara O'Brien)
Thomas F. Duffy ... Cop Xavier
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Storyline

A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession.

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Taglines:

Are You Tired of the Expected? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the spectators is played by Daniel Quinn, who starred in Scanner Cop (1994) as a man who could make people's heads explode with his mind, just as the tire does in this film. See more »

Goofs

In the end credits, payroll company is spelled incorrectly - Compagny. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lieutenant Chad: In the Steven Spielberg movie "E.T.," why is the alien brown? No reason. In "Love Story," why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone's "JFK," why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent "Chain Saw Massacre" by Tobe Hooper, why don't we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason. Worse, in "The Pianist" by Polanski, how come...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the opening monologue by Lt. Chad is shown from a different angle that shows the speech is for the "in-film" audience, and not the "theater" film audience. See more »

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Referenced in Looper (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
Lyrics and music by Vinnie Barrett, John C Jr Freeman and Bobby Eli
Performed by Blue Magic
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I expected it to be more fun.
29 January 2011 | by Matt_LaydenSee all my reviews

A movie about a killer tire sounds like the most ridiculous concept next to someone creating a human centipede. Yet, these two concepts did in fact make it onto film and both of them failed to meet their absurdly high expectations. The film is a homage to 'no reason', as we are told at the beginning and when a film is created for no reason, you know you are in trouble.

The film opens with a character talking directly to the viewer by breaking the fourth wall. He states the the film has no purpose, so he is actually preparing you for the most useless film you'll ever see. Unless of course you've been one of the special few who have seen The Room. As interesting as this may be, it's also a drawback. Why would someone think that to interest an audience, you need to tell them from the beginning that everything has no purpose what so ever. It makes the audience feel like they are wasting their time. Rubber wasted my time.

I don't know why the prospect of a killer tire that makes your head explode sounded good to me, but it did. I thought I was in for a ridiculously cheesy good time. I got something else entirely. A boring, redundant film that has no fun factor. The audience is actually a part of the film, represented by a few people who actually watch the events unfold and make comments. Again, an interesting concept that never materializes.

I give the film credit for looking great, it never felt like a cheap film to me. They get creative when shooting scenes with the tire, they make the killer tire really seem to have a mind of it's own. They actually give it a name in the credits, Robert. All this creativity is wasted though on a script that bores the hell out of the viewer. They were on a mission to make a film with no purpose, good job they achieved it.


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Country:

France | Angola

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Rubber See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,346, 3 April 2011

Gross USA:

$100,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,729
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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