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Last Cab to Darwin (2015)

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When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn't have long to live, he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.


Jeremy Sims


Reg Cribb (play), Reg Cribb | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caton ... Rex
Ningali Lawford Ningali Lawford ... Polly (as Ningali Lawford-Wolf)
Mark Coles Smith ... Tilly
Emma Hamilton ... Julie
Jacki Weaver ... Dr. Nicole Farmer
John Howard ... Simmo
Alan Dukes Alan Dukes ... Col
David Field ... Dougie
Kelly Butler Kelly Butler ... Stella
Elliott Weston Elliott Weston ... Frank
Brian Taylor Brian Taylor ... Coach
Jeremy Cumpston Jeremy Cumpston ... Doctor Sharpe
Christopher Stollery ... Specialist
Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan ... Young miner
Mercia Deane-Johns ... Fay


Rex is a loner, and when he's told he doesn't have long to live, he embarks on an epic drive through the Australian outback from Broken Hill to Darwin to die on his own terms; but his journey reveals to him that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you've got to share it. Written by Reg Cribb and Jeremy Sims

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It's never too late to start living


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó taxi Darwinba See more »


Box Office


AUD 3,992,880 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$620, 12 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,848, 11 September 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Northern Territory passed it's euthanasia laws in 1995. One year later the NT Parliament tried to repeal the bill, but it was defeated. Eventually the bill was over written by The Euthanasia Act 1997, a Federal Government bill. See more »


When Tilly is in the back of the cab for the first time having a smoke he opens the rear window. There is the sound of a power window opener. That model Falcon only has power windows in the front. See more »


Rex: If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
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Performed by Mark Coles Smith & Michael Caton
Music composed by Ed Kuepper
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An Australian Classic that will make you laugh and cry
15 August 2015 | by Laura SeabrookSee all my reviews

I saw this film yesterday, choosing it over both "Fantastic Four" and "The Man from UNCLE" and it was a good choice. The trailer - which I saw on tube - only gives you the basic scenario of the film, but NOT what it's about. I have to admit I chose it because it featured Michael Caton, who was also in another classic Aussie film *The Castle*. He, and the other actors in this film have been cast really well. I particularly like Ningali Lawford-Wolf as Polly, and Mark Coles Smith as Tilley.

The film made me laugh and cry, partly because it tapped into my own family history, But I loved the background to this story - the red and greens of the outback, the houses with tin roofs and rock fences - they remind me of Kalgoorlie where I lived at an early age . Also the film, which is based on a play by Reg Cribb, doesn't shy away from social issues that won't go away, but is ultimately uplifting in what it says.

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