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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eric
Chan Kien ... Karaoke 1
Tek Kong Lim ... Karaoke 2
Tawanda Manyimo ... Caleb
... Henry
... Archie
Scott Perry ... Dying Soldier
... Rey
... Storekeeper
Ben Armer ... Benny
Ethan Hanslow ... Hanging Gardens Boy
Gillian Jones ... Grandma
Jamie Fallon ... Colin
Frank C. Sun ... Acrobat 1 (as Chen 'Frank' Sun)
... Acrobat 2
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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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20 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$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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2.35 : 1
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Parts of The Rover were filmed in the outback town of Marree in South Australia. 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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Referenced in The River: Inside the Rover (2014) See more »

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Four Day Interval
Written by Danny Bitney (as Bitney), John Herndon (as Herndon), John McEntire (as McEntire), Douglas McCombs (as McCombs) and Jeffrey Parker (as Parker)
(House of Hassle/Gaga Music)
Performed by Tortoise
Licensed courtesy of Thrill Jockey/Gaga Music
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What would be a world where law has completely disappeared ?
29 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Rover is an anti-blockbuster mainly because of its rhythm : it is very slow, therefore preventing many people to stick to it while watching it.

What you get here is not some amusement but rather gives material to think. We're not escaping from existence, like with e.g. Gravity, Hunger Games or whatever acclaimed propaganda. And it is quite disturbing as the more we go on watching the movie, the more we confront with some reflections about our time : there's no more gods, no more laws and we're getting increasingly isolated. Just the gruesome reality. People are striving to survive and protect what is theirs (always material things), though remains some hints of optimism - and Pattinson is playing quite well on this regard.


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