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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.

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... JR
Brendan Kerkvliet ... Prison Officer
... Prison Officer
Geoff Kelso ... Prison Officer
... Prison Officer
... Brendan Lynch
... Sterlo
... Merv
... JR's Cellmate
Sam Hutchin ... Dave
Craig Sparrowhawk ... Dave's Crony
... Dave's Crony (as Jared Dehar)
Karl Knight ... Solitary Officer
... Sam Lennox
... Josh
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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 »


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

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11 December 2014 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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JR: Here's some proof that the bonobos aren't dying out.
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Features Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) See more »

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U Bad
Written by Tchaka Diallo and Daniel Jackson
Performed by Tchaka Diallo
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Like a 70's heist movie, well acted, but ultimately boring
3 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I have to mark this as a failure, as I thought at the end that if I would have paid to see it I would have gotten angry. That doesn't mean it's a bad movie. It is well acted and the mood of it is kind of what it should have been. However the slightly outdated plot and lack of any notable surprises or character development makes it a pointless film. Also, a personal gripe of mine, it is a movie written and directed by the same guy, so there was no one relevant to point out that the script is boring as hell.

It felt like someone found a script of a movie from the 70's that was not translated to a film and decided to make it with some of the actors that caught the eye lately, like McGregor, Thwaites and Vikander and who had a little time on their hands.


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