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The Rover (2014)

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10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

Director:

David Michôd

Writers:

Joel Edgerton (based on a story by), David Michôd (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Eric
Chan Kien Chan Kien ... Karaoke 1
Tek Kong Lim Tek Kong Lim ... Karaoke 2
Tawanda Manyimo Tawanda Manyimo ... Caleb
Scoot McNairy ... Henry
David Field ... Archie
Scott Perry Scott Perry ... Dying Soldier
Robert Pattinson ... Rey
Richard Green ... Storekeeper
Ben Armer Ben Armer ... Benny
Ethan Hanslow Ethan Hanslow ... Hanging Gardens Boy
Gillian Jones Gillian Jones ... Grandma
Jamie Fallon Jamie Fallon ... Colin
Frank C. Sun Frank C. Sun ... Acrobat 1 (as Chen 'Frank' Sun)
Samuel F. Lee ... Acrobat 2
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Storyline

Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession - his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naïve young man along as his unwitting accomplice. Written by Anonymous

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Fear the man with nothing left to lose.


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Rated R for language and some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cazador See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,302, 15 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,109,199, 15 August 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally going to be written by both David Michôd and Joel Edgerton for Edgerton's brother, Nash, to direct it. See more »

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[first lines]
Caleb: [driving] We're not turning around. He's gone!
Henry: What do you mean, "He's gone"? He was still moving. I fucking saw him still moving.
Caleb: We killed people!
Henry: What do you mean? Turn the fucking car around!
Caleb: He's gone! What are we supposed to do?
Henry: Damn it, this shit's not worth it for me to leave him there!
Caleb: We killed people, man.
Henry: God damn it! Please, I'm begging you. He's my fucking brother.
Archie: [from the back seat] I said this would happen.
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Featured in The River: Inside the Rover (2014) See more »

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Deja-Vu
Written by Sam Petty
Performed by Sam Petty
Courtesy of Aquarius Films Pty Ltd
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Post apocalyptic case of road rage
22 June 2014 | by capncalSee all my reviews

What a bleak future this film portrays.

Felt like an apocalyptic Western meets old school Road Warrior. Filmed in the Australian desert, I think they could have financed this film from loose change at starring actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson's houses.

Without a doubt the best performance from Robert Pattinson I've seen. Granted, I've not seen too many Pattinson films but he does a really good job of playing the half wit brother of one of the dudes jacked Guy's car.

Mysterious drifter shows up at the filthiest, dingiest outback pub in Australia just for a glass of water. Three shot up dudes in a truck crash outside the pub, steal his car and he will stop and nothing, nothing to get it back.

It's a wonderfully dreary world in which this film is set. Everyone is so dirty. They should get an Oscar for make up when all the actors did was not shower for what looks about three months.

Lots of long shots, tension filled chords supply the majority of the soundtrack.

I really dug it. Most folks are gonna hate it. Very gritty. Very dirty. Very violent. Very non-Hollywood.

It's a nice piece of cinema. And there's a midget.


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