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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 »
6 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... 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 »


Around the 45th min in the bar fridge, you can see the Swedish cider Kopparberg. The film is set in 2005 but Kopparberg didn't arrive in Australian until around 2010. See more »


Dougie: Here's to us and fuck the rest.
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No Loose Ends
Performed by Alan Dukes & David Field
Music composed by Ed Kuepper
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uplifting with fantastic scenery
11 August 2015 | by pelicanbarbaraSee all my reviews

I thought this one of the best movies I have seen in a long, long time and up there with the Castle and the Dish. I thought the acting throughout good and especially Michael Caton and the actor who played Tilley who I found to be a lovable rogue. The story line was sad, but was very thought provoking when thinking about and discussion euthanasia. All in all I really enjoyed the story and especially loved seeing the outback of Australia. I cried a lot but I also laughed a lot and would recommend this movie to any age (except children of course) and hope that many people go to see it. I also hope that it is up there when the movie award come out.

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