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Son of a Gun (2014)

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JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.

Director:

Julius Avery

Writers:

Julius Avery, John Collee (additional material)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenton Thwaites ... JR
Brendan Kerkvliet Brendan Kerkvliet ... Prison Officer
Matt Flannagan ... Prison Officer
Geoff Kelso Geoff Kelso ... Prison Officer
Peter Neaves ... Prison Officer
Ewan McGregor ... Brendan Lynch
Matt Nable ... Sterlo
Eddie Baroo ... Merv
Kazimir Sas ... JR's Cellmate
Sam Hutchin Sam Hutchin ... Dave
Craig Sparrowhawk Craig Sparrowhawk ... Dave's Crony
Jared De' Har ... Dave's Crony (as Jared Dehar)
Karl Knight Karl Knight ... Solitary Officer
Jacek Koman ... Sam Lennox
Tom Budge ... Josh
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Storyline

Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch. But protection comes at a price. Lynch and his crew have plans for their young protegee. Upon release, JR must help secure Lynch's freedom, staging a daring prison break. As a reward, he's invited to join the crew as they plan a gold heist that promises to deliver millions. However, as things start to go wrong, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. JR finds himself unsure of whom he can trust and on a collision course with his former mentor. Written by Anonymous

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Gold is thicker than blood. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Australia | UK | Canada

Language:

English | Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

11 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fenegyerek See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The music in Wilson's trailer is called happy hardcore, a very popular kind of dance music in the Netherlands in the '90s. People who would dance to it were called Gabbers (buddies), all bald and wearing sport suits. See more »

Goofs

When the drug dealer/ arms dealer hands JR weapons there is no possible way he can hold onto the M60 Machine Gun like that, with it weighing around 23 lbs. See more »

Quotes

JR: Here's some proof that the bonobos aren't dying out.
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Connections

Features Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Wonderful Days (Hep Get Me Some Help)
(remix by Etienne Overdijk & Sven Maes)
Written by Daniel Vangarde & Nelly Byl
Performed by Charly Lownoise and Theo Nabuurs (as Mental Theo)
Produced by Charly Lownoise & Theo Nabuurs (as Mental Theo) @ Seashore Studio's, Den Haag/The Netherlands
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Great pacing - enjoyable movie
27 December 2014 | by mformoviesandmoreSee all my reviews

This is a 'heist' movie with a fairly standard story and the usual range of characters and events.

One little difference is that it is set in Australia.

But one large difference is the pacing of the movie. It never gets bogged down and it never goes OTT - so we don't see people flying through the air, in slow motion, shooting two guns at once.

The acting is of a level where it well represents the sort of randomness found in such characters as well as offering up a hero for the audience to follow.

If you want a fun action movie with enough of a story to follow and which moves along and keeps the interest up - this one is for you, my son.


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