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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


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cazador  »


Box Office


$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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David Michôd wrote the character of Eric specifically for Guy Pearce. See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


[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 Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.55 (2014) See more »


Variation VI
Written by William Basinski
Performed by William Basinski
Licensed courtesy of Temporary Residence Ltd
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Grim, bleak and bloody Fantastic.
3 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

A visually stunning and surreal film which left me perplexed and amazed. Guy Pierce is a marvel, who knew anyone could do so much with a script that is about ten words long, 'Under' acting at its best.

I never really thought much of Robert Pattinson up until now but he is also surprisingly excellent in his risky supporting role.

Very original, very Australian and definitely not a film for the masses, it's certainly open to interpretation. Shockingly violent,dark,gritty, confusing and awkward. But it's the best thing I've seen in years.

If you are bored with the ten a penny 'Blockbusters' that Hollywood churns out by the dozen then I would thoroughly recommend this thought provoking and refreshingly different film. Ten out of ten.

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