A former race car driver is abducted by a mysterious thief and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts them both in the sights of the cops and the mob.


Chad Law, Evan Law | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Simon Keller
Thomas Jane ... Peter Roberts
Zoe Ventoura ... Agent Walker
Christopher Morris ... Rossi
Yesse Spence ... Tessa Roberts
Jerome Ehlers ... Bank Chairman
Carol Burns Carol Burns ... Granny
Bob Newman Bob Newman ... Grandpa (as Robert Newman)
Christopher Sommers ... Gas Station Attendant
Andrew Buchanan ... Detective Blanchard
Damien Garvey ... Detective Chief Inspector Smith
Jason Wilder ... Agent Brown
Adrian Auld Adrian Auld ... Guild
Sam Cotton ... Tabloid Reporter
Francesca Bianchi ... Stacy


A former race car driver turned driver's training instructor (Jane) is abducted by a mysterious thief (Cusack) and forced to be the wheel-man for a crime that puts both in the sights of the cops and the mob and leads them all on a chase across Australia's Gold Coast. Written by Annonymous

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This heist is about to go into overdrive.


Action | Comedy | Crime


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The red muscle car the protagonists switch to first after ditching Roberts' Hyundai instruction vehicle is a 1972 Ford Falcon XA 351 GT. See more »


When Roberts is driving the Ford Falcon, the wipers are on. In between swipes, you can see the water roll down the windshield. If they were traveling at highway speed, the water would have been blown upward. See more »


Peter Roberts: Put down the rubber gun.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of 2014 (2015) See more »


Written and Performed by Anthony Snape
From the Album "Disappearing Day"
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Almost a near miss
2 April 2015 | by wannallSee all my reviews

I'm not exactly sure why I finished watching it. It's not quite as terrible as some of the reviews insist, but it's never much above slightly amusing. I found Thomas Jane sort of fun, with his Chris-Lambert-but-not-quite-as-strange look. He actually did a little work here and there and was pleasant. Grumblings about John Cusack's job are somewhat on the money. It occurs to me that there were really only two actual laugh-out-loud moments for me, and I' not giving them away, just in case you watch it. Too bad. It was loosely assembled from a collection of sort of funny possibilities. If you have some spare time to watch it for completeness, you won't regret it really, but that's about as much of a recommendation as I can drum up. Too bad.

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Release Date:

3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Drive Hard See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia See more »


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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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Odyssey Media See more »
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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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