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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As he was playing a character moving in criminal circles, Brenton Thwaites got in contact with a former prisoner and spent time with him to learn more about the lifestyle. He copied a lot of the character traits and mannerisms from his contact who had been convicted at a very young age and had spent most of his adult life in prison. 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 Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.79 (2015) See more »

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Enter One
Performed by Sol Seppy
Written by Sophie Michalitsianos
License courtesy of Sophie Michalitsianos
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Ewan McGregor not at his best
21 September 2015 | by Niki KefalaSee all my reviews

Nice movie in general, with action, and good performances from all the actors, but something makes "Son of a gun" a boring film. I don't know what is exactly, maybe because the story is something that you have seen many times before in the past. Or maybe because the action it flows very slow. Moreover, the direction is not good enough to put this film in the category of "excellent heist movies". The romance on "Son of a gun" makes it a little more interesting and in combination with the presence of Ewan McGregor -who is not at his best, unfortunately- is a movie that, I think, worth your time even if you are bored at the end.


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