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The Tail Job (2016)

Nicholas Moore hires taxi driver Trevor to help catch his fiance cheating. With misunderstandings, and mistaken identity, these defective detectives find themselves on an adventure more dangerous than they bargained for.
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Credited cast:
Craig Anderson ... Trevor
Blair Dwyer Blair Dwyer ... Nicholas Moore
Laura Hughes ... Mona Bickmore
Kellie Clarke Kellie Clarke ... Stacey Jones
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenna Allen Jenna Allen ... Suspicious Geek
Stephen Anderton ... The Phone Hacker
Sam Asher Sam Asher ... The Security Guard
David Attrill David Attrill ... Cabbie
Claudia Barrie Claudia Barrie ... Nadia
Kimberly Bear Kimberly Bear ... Emerald Club Drinker
Ami Broso Ami Broso ... Emerald Club Dancer
Sam Campbell ... Computer Geek
Charlie Carpenter Charlie Carpenter ... Fro-Yo Employee
Chantelle Warda Catelan Chantelle Warda Catelan ... Emerald Club Dancer
Allen Clarke Allen Clarke ... Emerald Patron
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###### Warning Spoilers ####### Nicholas Moore suspects his fiancé Mona is cheating on him. He's discovered intimate text messages on her phone from a man called Sio Bohan. Determined to get proof of his suspicion he hires taxi driver Trevor to follow her so he can catch her in the act. Trevor's short temper results in a road rage incident sending them off the road and off Mona's tail. With Nicholas desperate to find the truth and Trevor keen to make as much money as possible, they work together using terrible detective skills to try and make their way back to Mona. The problem with their plan is that Mona is not with some guy but with her female friend Siobhan. Nicholas and Trevor end up on a wild goose chase across Sydney. Through a series of wrong turns and bad decisions, our heroes discover there is in fact a man called Sio Bohan, who just happens to be the deadliest gangster in the city. Convinced that he is sleeping with Mona, Nicholas and Trevor risk their lives to track him ... Written by Anonymous

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If you love someone set them free... Then follow at a safe distance.

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Action | Comedy

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Australia

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English

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24 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Psycho driver is played by one of the directors and writers of the film Daniel James Millar. See more »

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Written by Ewan Jansen and Blair Dwyer
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Who is this Sio Bohan!
24 December 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

This is why I keep my eye on the Aussie films. It came a couple of years ago, but till now I did not get a chance to watch it. One of the best B movies I have seen. Totally under-noticed. A simple story, that's a 24 hour event, roaming around the city in a taxi. I mean tailing a girl as the title says. A perfect situation for a perfect comedy, thoroughly enjoyable film.

I was this close to ignore it. Seeing its poster, anybody would make such decision. But I often take chances on such small films, and with a right time I just finished watching it. Then surprised by how wonderful it was. I just thought if it was a Hollywood film with stars like Kevin Hart in it, the fate of the film would have been different. So if you are reading this, simply put it into your watch list. I'm not expecting you all to love it, but surely most of you end up liking it.

The film opened with some gangsters business, a killing business. Soon the narration turned to a man who decided to tail his fiancee thinking she might be having an affair. Fortunately, he teams up with a taxi driver who is willing to help him, but of course it costs lots of money. Once their tailing job went wrong, everything changes, leading to them to no go zone and also chased by a psycho driver.

-xX] Do you have any idea of the shit storm you've just brought to your front door? [Xx-

The worst night of their lives, the two with a never give up attitude, they go certain length to accomplish the mission they have taken. Among all, I felt sorry for the character Stacey. All along I knew what would be the result of this story, but possibly a twist could have changed it, but did not. So Stacey was a good addition to spice up the story. Like her, many small roles had some nice impact on the narration. Started off well and ended on a high.

It all revolved around the name Sio Bohan. You might think it is a made up name with a misunderstanding, but the film defined differently as the story progressing. It was like the short animation 'The Chubbchubbs', too much hyped and then lived up to that par. Of course it all seems intentionally done, but a well done job by the writers to create those perfect circumstances, particularly being funny.

So much fun. Of course, cinematically it all possible, but the thing is the film opened by telling us it was inspired by a real event. I think what they meant is it was based on every suspicious boyfriends, grooms, husbands. Most of the events improvised for the film to get a better outcome. Yes, the filmmaker has done an awesome job. The production was very good also the performances, particularly all the main cast.

Don't judge the film by it's poster as I almost did. Also, it is a much better film than the average rating you see on the internet. These two lead actors were awesome. It was a great combo, one of the best I've seen in the cinematic world. I hope they would return, possible a sequel to this one. A must watch film, especially by the people in their 20s and 30s.

8.5/10


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