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Locke (2013)

R | | Drama | 18 April 2014 (UK)
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Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.

Director:

Steven Knight

Writer:

Steven Knight
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Hardy ... Ivan Locke
Olivia Colman ... Bethan (voice)
Ruth Wilson ... Katrina (voice)
Andrew Scott ... Donal (voice)
Ben Daniels ... Gareth (voice)
Tom Holland ... Eddie (voice)
Bill Milner ... Sean (voice)
Danny Webb ... Cassidy (voice)
Alice Lowe ... Sister Margaret (voice)
Silas Carson ... Doctor Gullu (voice)
Lee Ross ... PC Davids (voice)
Kirsty Dillon ... Gareth's Wife (voice)
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Storyline

Leaving the construction site on the eve of a major project, construction manager Ivan Locke receives news that sends him driving the two hours from Birmingham to London, but even further from the life he once knew. Making the decision that he has to make, he then calls his wife, his sons, his co-workers and boss telling them the secret that he is bearing and trying to keep his job and family intact. But even more importantly, he will have to face himself and the choices he has made. Written by Anne Campbell

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Taglines:

No turning back

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Лок See more »

Filming Locations:

Broadgate, London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$81,006, 27 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,361,423, 3 August 2014
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Company Credits

Production Co:

IM Global,Shoebox Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The BMW used in the film is installed with a "low fuel warning" alert and would make a noise whenever the car was running out of petrol. The noise disrupted Tom Hardy's performance during takes, but director Steven Knight kept the actor's frustrated reactions in the movie and substituted the car's noise with "you have a call waiting" instead. See more »

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The new baby is 2 months premature, yet is heard crying lustily. See more »

Quotes

Ivan Locke: You know what? I could just drive around the M-25 into Dover or some-fucking-where and not face it, couldn't I? And just earn good money, cash in hand, working on the cross rail. They make five hundred a day just shoveling shit. Shoveling shit about like you. No, I'm going to drive straight to the worst place for me - the worst place on earth for me to be, even though this... woman is like, she's sad and lonely, hardly bothered with life at all. I felt sorry for her, you know? I felt sorry for ...
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A man among men
13 July 2014 | by breytieSee all my reviews

Here I am, giving lectures to fathers about maintaining the different relationships in their lives. But alas!, how does one demonstrate the ideal, even if you might know such a person?

In comes this film Locke, demonstrating integrity, responsibility, caring, loyalty, firmness, perseverance, plus some more good things about being a man among men. Forget about Hercules, Braveheart and so many attractive and well muscled heroes. Here is a man who knows how to be alone, how to overcome rejection, how to lead colleagues, how to embrace his children,how to accept his wife as a person even when she acts unfairly, how to be fearlessly honest.

And yet he is not some miracle. He gets extremely frustrated an angry, but he can allow it to happen without picking on someone else.

What a movie!!


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