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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

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 Ryan Gibson ... Make Reporter - Nick Jemanus
Glenn Chow ... Shooter
Rob Flanagan 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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Father. Hero. Liar. 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The term Felony is not actually used in the Australian Police Force. See more »

Quotes

Detective Carl Summer: So, use your fucking head. Stop being a prick.
Jim Melic: Finished?
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Livin' On A Prayer
Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richie Sambora
Licensed by Universal Music Publishing Group Pty Limited
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia
Produced and arranged by Trent Williamson (as Trent 'Kunga' Williamson)
Vocals by Ryan Rafferty
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Intelligent, tense and superbly acted.
18 September 2014 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

A tightly wound crime drama that oozes class, this Sydney-set motion picture follows on from These Final Hours and Predestination to continue the stellar run for Australian movies in 2014. With an intelligent and slow burning screenplay by Joel Edgerton, Felony deals with one morally murky question: what price should a good person pay for making one bad mistake? Those hoping for a whodunit will be disappointed; the tension is built through a very precise pace and layered character development rather than a complex plot or shock-factor twists and turns. That the characters are so intriguing and engrossing can be equally attributed to the splendid actors on show. Edgerton leads the way as the respected detective, family man and all round top bloke who is forced to deal with a personally complicated situation, and he delivers an almighty performance with nuance and gravitas. He's not the only one though: Jai Courtney takes a break from hard-arse supporting gigs (Jack Reacher, A Good Day to Die Hard) to bring heft and subtlety to his new cop on the block role, whilst veteran Tom Wilkinson relishes his chance to portray the experienced department head who has misplaced old-school values. A special mention also needs to go out to Bryony Marks, whose moody score is utterly sensational and brings emotion all on its own. Due to a limited release it's unlikely you will be able to catch this on the big screen, but to the top of you 'to see' DVD list this should go.


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