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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.

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Lieutenant Chad
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Accountant
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Man in Wheelchair
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Sheila
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Film Buff Ethan
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Film Buff Charley
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Dad
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Son
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Teenager Cindy
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Teenager Fiona
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Black Woman (as Cecilia Antoinette)
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Mr. Hughes
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Zach (as Remi Thorne)
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Cleaning Lady (as Tara O'Brien)
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Cop Xavier
Pete Dicecco ...
Cop Luke (as Pete Di Cecco)
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Cop Doug
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Cop Denise (as Courtenay K. Taylor)
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Cop Eric
Michael Ross ...
Truck Driver
Gaspard Augé ...
Hitchhiker
Pedro Winter ...
Tires Burner
Goodyear ...
Robert (as Robert)
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Movie Buff Spectator (uncredited)
Eloy Lara ...
Paramedic (uncredited)

Directed by

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Quentin Dupieux

Written by

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Quentin Dupieux ... (written by)

Produced by

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Julien Berlan ... producer
Gregory Bernard ... producer
Josef Lieck ... associate producer / line producer
Kevin Van Der Meiren ... supervising producer (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)

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Gaspard Augé
Quentin Dupieux ... (as Mr. Oizo)

Cinematography by

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Quentin Dupieux

Film Editing by

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Quentin Dupieux

Editorial Department

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Aurélien Guégan ... post-production consultant
Hélène Sevaux ... digital image technician
Kevin Van Der Meiren ... assistant editor (as Kevos Van Der Meiren) / post-production coordinator (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)

Casting By

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Andy Henry
Donna Morong
Juliette Ménager

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Zach Bangma

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Jamie Redwood ... (as Jamie Bresnan)

Makeup Department

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Akiko Matsumoto ... key makeup artist
Yusuke Tateishi ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Grégory Bernard ... assistant unit manager
T. Scott Keiner ... unit production manager
Kevin Van Der Meiren ... post-production supervisor (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Karla Carnewal ... second assistant director
Ian J. Putnam ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Nathan Amondson ... visual consultant

Sound Department

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Marconi de Morais ... audio mixer
Stéphane de Rocquigny ... sound mixer (as Stéphane De Rocquigny)
Valérie Deloof ... sound editor
Tim D. Lloyd ... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar ... sound mixer
Gadou Naudin ... foley artist
Benjamin Rolo ... sound studio assistant

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Wayne Beauchamp ... pyrotechnician
Marco Castillo ... special effects technician
Milan Jancic ... special effects technician
Valek Sykes ... puppeteer / special effects supervisor
Tom Talmon ... special mechanical design

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Fabien Feintrenie ... title designer

Stunts

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Pete Dicecco ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Quentin Dupieux ... camera operator
Walter Laudin ... gaffer
Caroline Lehello ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Shaunessy James Quinn ... extras casting
Phill Zagajewski ... executive in charge of casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lauren Nakagawa ... costume assistant

Music Department

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Lola Zaidline ... writer & singer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Hugo R. Ocana ... transportation co-captain (as Hugo Ocana)
Tony Ruiz ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Sarah Clifford ... animal supplier / insect wrangler
Samantha Lyn Dickinson ... production assistant (as Samantha Schwartz)
Tonto Goldstein ... production accountant
Tara Jean O'Brien ... production coordinator (as Tara O'Brien)
Wednesday Standley ... production coordinator
Kevin Van Der Meiren ... script consultant (as Kevos Van Der Meiren)
Phill Zagajewski ... story editor

Thanks

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Edward McGurn ... grateful thanks
Olivier Père ... thanks
Chrys Wong ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

As film spectators watch, a killer car tire comes to life in a desert dump site. Flexing its... rubber... and ready to roll, it soon discovers its telekinetic ability to make small animals and people's heads explode. Lt. Chad hopes to end this movie by fatally poisoning every last spectators, but failing that, the show must go on, and the tire goes on a three-day rampage. With few left alive, a lure is constructed to draw the tire from its motel room, where hopes are to end it and this movie once and for all. Written by statmanjeff

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Taglines Are You Tired of the Expected? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Opona (Poland)
  • Rubber - Pneu (Portugal)
  • Rubber, O Pneu Assassino (Brazil)
  • Cauciucul (Romania)
  • Gumija (Latvia)
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Runtime
  • 82 min
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Box Office

Budget $500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $100,370, 30 Jun 2012

Did You Know?

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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 When the tire is watching Nascar on the TV, the sound we hear is from a different series of motor-racing; possibly Formula 1. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rubber, Madea, Shotgun (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Just Don't Want To Be Lonely See more »
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 »
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 this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again the answer is, no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples. The list is endless. You probably never gave it a thought, but all great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason. And you know why? Because life itself is filled with no reason. Why can't we see the air all around us? No reason. Why are we always thinking? No reason. Why do some people love sausages and other people hate sausages? No fuckin' reason.
Cop Xavier: [honks the horn] Come on! Don't waste your time explaining that garbage. Let's go!
Lieutenant Chad: Just a minute. Let me finish.
[looks back at the audience]
Lieutenant Chad: Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style.
[pours his glass of water on the ground before getting back into the trunk of the police car]
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