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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)
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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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Details

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$660,241
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This tale about father-son relationships is very personal to director Julius Avery who lost his own father when he was only 6. 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

Referenced in Kill Me Three Times Q&A (2015) See more »

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Soleado
Written by Zacar
© 1974 EMI Music Publishing Italia Srl. Licensed by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Limited.
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Nothing new or original, but not bad flick at all
3 January 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Son of a Gun" (2014) is kinda average crime thriller. It shows nothing original, nothing new or anything special, yet i watched the whole movie and wasn't disappointed or bored. The performances are OK, nothing special or worth mentioning. The plot is not bad - "Son of a Gun" starts like a prison drama, but then it goes beyond that, but not in a highly new territory.

"Son of a Gun" is a nice movie for seeing it once, after, you will forget it kinda quickly. Worth mentioning nice soundtrack at the end of the movie, will going to definitely check it out who was the singer.

Overall, "Son of a Gun" is not a bad crime / action / thriller for one viewing. It doesn't show nothing original in craftsmanship of the movie, nor the plot is very original, yet if you like the genre, you can check this one out for yourself - it will do it's job for one boring evening.


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