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Vehicle 19 (2013)

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In Johannesburg, an American parole breaker unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Michael Woods
Naima McLean Naima McLean ... Rachel Shabangu
Gys de Villiers Gys de Villiers ... Detective Smith
Leyla Haidarian Leyla Haidarian ... Angelica Moore / Radio Journalist
Tshepo Maseko Tshepo Maseko ... Lieutenant
Andrian Mazive ... Journalist Benji
Welile Nzuza Welile Nzuza ... Mohawk
Mangaliso Ngema Mangaliso Ngema ... Judge James Muzuka
Ernest Kubayi Ernest Kubayi ... Crackhead (as Ernest 'Ray Ray' Kubayi)
Elize Van Niekerk Elize Van Niekerk ... Car Rental Receptionist (voice)
Sizo Motsoko Sizo Motsoko ... Car Charger Kid #1
Siviwe Mazibuko Siviwe Mazibuko ... Car Charger Kid #2
Brandon Lindsay Brandon Lindsay ... Hostage Reporter
Paul Pieterse Paul Pieterse ... Bicyclist
Jeanne Maree Du Pisanie Jeanne Maree Du Pisanie ... Angelica's Double
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Storyline

In Johannesburg, an American parole breaker unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He picked the wrong car. They picked the wrong guy.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2013 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

Aucun détour See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the final car chase, just a handful of cars can repeatedly be seen as either traffic or cars parked on the side of the street. See more »

Goofs

After the glass is shot in the van, the windows would have shattered into tiny pieces based on the location of the hole and the pressure of the door opening and closing.

By the time the van went through the car wash, the brushes and rollers would have broken the windows of the van with the pressure applied to the broken windows.

During the course of driving through the car wash, the windows do not leak from the holes in the window. See more »

Quotes

Michael Woods: Excuse me; excuse me; can you tell me where Smuts Street is?
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Connections

References Drive (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

This Year
Written by Ntokozo Mdluli (as N. Midluli), Bantu Hanabe (as B. Hanabe) and Ezee Hanabe (as E. Hanabe)
Performed by Teargas
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Falls at the first hurdle
11 May 2014 | by emjaypepsSee all my reviews

One reviewer says this film has a "nice plot", but the plot of Vehicle 19 is actually its greatest downfall, and, as movies generally succeed or fail or their plots, this movie is a bit of a bummer.

What I am about to say might, for some films, be a plot spoiler, but as I've established the plot is poop, I don't think I need to worry.

So, Paul Walker arrives at Jo'burg airport, picks up the wrong rental car and subsequently discovers a silenced gun has been left for the rightful renter for the purpose of killing the female lawyer currently tied up and gagged in the trunk. Hmm. Someone has gone to the trouble of kidnapping this woman, sourcing a silenced weapon, bundling her into a rental car, but doesn't bother with that extra step of killing her. (This is a little like that old James Bond moment when the baddies always but always fail to actually kill him when they have the chance.) Instead, they have hired someone from abroad to fly in, pick up the car, take it somewhere remote and kill the woman. Come on, people, this is one of the most violent countries on earth; you couldn't find someone local to do the job?

This is, therefore, one of the most contrived plot openings ever, and its discordant noise reverberates throughout the entire film. Paul Walker's character makes some equally idiotic moves with the sole purpose of progressing what remains of the plot, ignoring common sense at every turn in a sterling effort to place himself in as much danger as possible.

You get the gist.

The final scene is a direct rip-off of Clint Eastwood's The Gauntlet, which is a far better get-this-lady-to-safety film than Vehicle 19 could ever hope to be.

It's rather sad. As much as I really like Paul Walker as an action hero, and mourn his untimely passing, this is a pitiful epitaph for the man.


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