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Felony (2013)

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An accident involving a young child sets off a chain of events that brings an Australian police officer's world crashing down.

Director:

Matthew Saville

Writer:

Joel Edgerton (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jai Courtney ... Detective Jim Melic
Joel Edgerton ... Detective Malcolm Toohey
Mark Simpson Mark Simpson ... Slim
Paul Caesar Paul Caesar ... Elliott 'Doolan'
Ryan Gibson ... Make Reporter - Nick Jemanus
Glenn Chow ... Shooter
Rob Flanagan ... Stocky
Jack O'Rourke ... Sarge
Aimee Pedersen Aimee Pedersen ... Maria
Vico Thai ... Vico
Patrick Thompson Patrick Thompson ... Jock
Terrence Hepburn Terrence Hepburn ... Tambourine's Bar Tender (as Terrance Hepburn)
Tom Wilkinson ... Detective Carl Summer
Dean Kyrwood ... RBT Cop
Lizzie Schebesta ... Sarah Morley
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Storyline

Three male detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a coma. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth? Written by Anonymous

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There are two sides to every alibi. See more »

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Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Avera See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The incident scene was filmed on Bunnerong Rd Matraville near the site of a real Police accident where a Police car came over the crest at speed, getting airborne, losing control and hit a child killing the child. His incident occurred in the 1990's from memory. See more »

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Detective Carl Summer: Time... time and the world swallows events. And it's sad but that's how it is. And you and me... you know, the world is gonna swallows us up and who knows in the end if we leave a mark. But we're doing something. And I'd like to think we're doing something with what we're given.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Avalon
Performed by Roxy Music
Written by Bryan Ferry (as B.Ferry) (BMG Chrysalis/Mushroom Music)
Under exclusive license from Virgin Records Ltd UK
Licensed courtesy of EMI Music Australia Pty Limited
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The agony of choice.
24 April 2016 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

After a few drinks celebrating not being killed during a bust, a police detective clips a cyclist with his car, rendering the young rider into a coma. Covering up the facts of the accident, with help from a superior, his conscience starts to attack both his state of mind, and that of his life at home. Something which is noticed by an up-coming young detective...

Ooh, the agony, the moral conundrum. It's pretty much a morality play, one that is very well mounted by the makers. Written and starring Joel Edgerton, it also stars Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney and Melissa George. After a quick-fire opening the pic settles into a brooding sense of emotional torture, a slow burn approach that casts caustic eyes over police cover ups and the folly of the human condition. A potential romantic thread feels unnecessary, while some of the dialogue leaves a lot to be desired, but with Wilkinson shining, Mark Wareham's photography the same, it's a better than average morally tinged drama. Though the ending will infuriate some... 6/10


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