After his partner is murdered, a detective must track down two teenage runaways whose video footage contains the identity of the killer.


John V. Soto


John V. Soto
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Credited cast:
Luke Hemsworth ... Detective Jason Pearson
Viva Bianca ... Detective Jane Lambert
Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Rachel
Jonathan LaPaglia ... Detective Robbie Green
Tom O'Sullivan ... Connor
Priscilla-Anne Jacob ... Officer Sally Franklin (as Priscilla-Anne Forder)
Alex Williams ... AJ
Amanda Dow ... Maxine
Kazimir Sas ... AJ look alike
Troy Coward ... Thug
Igor Sas Igor Sas ... Captain Harry Bennell
Nicola Bartlett Nicola Bartlett ... Dawn Saunders
John McPherson ... The Pharmacist
Clara Helms ... Police Woman
Renato Fabretti Renato Fabretti ... Alex


When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug related death of a sibling. The detective retraces the teen's journey and soon begins to uncover a trail of the dead that leads all the way back to police headquarters. Written by Luke

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Third project to star both Viva Bianca and Hannah Mangan Lawrence. They previously starred together in X:Night of Vengeance and Spartacus. See more »

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Kind of feels like a long episode of a popular cop TV show.
21 October 2014 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'THE RECKONING': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Australian crime-mystery-thriller flick starring the brothers of some well known celebrities; Jonathan LaPaglia (kid brother of Anthony LaPaglia) and Luke Hemsworth (big brother to Chris and Liam Hemsworth). It was written and directed by John V. Soto and also stars Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan Lawrence and Alex Williams. It tells the story of a cop investigating the murder of his former partner; while also tracking down two troubled teens, linked to the killing. The movie is pretty well made but nothing too memorable.

LaPaglia plays Robbie Green; a detective investigating the roadside murder of his ex-partner Jason Pearson (Hemsworth). He finds an SD card, at the scene of the crime, that contains video shot by two runnaway teens; Rachel (Lawrence) and AJ (Williams). The teens were making a documentary, on the hit-and-run death of Rachel's sister, and the video could contain information leading to Pearson's killer. With the help of Detecitve Jane Lambert (Bianca), Green investigates the crime and finds some pretty shocking and gruesome imagery, on the video, in the process.

I was expecting a pretty poorly made, and mostly boring, B movie crime thriller but this is better than that. The acting is all pretty decent (especially LaPaglia and Lawrence) and the directing isn't too amateurish. It does kind of feel like a long episode of a popular cop TV show, but a good one at least. While the film is more interesting (and better made) than I was expecting, it's still nothing too special and I doubt I'll remember too much about it more than a year from now.

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28 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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AUD2,350,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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