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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

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A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe
... Young Joe
Larry Canady ... Cincinatti Cab Driver
... Moises
Neo Randall ... Moises's Friend
... Joe's Mother
... Angel
... John McCleary
Edward Latham ... Drug Dealer
... Senator Albert Votto
... Staring Girl
Denis Ozer ... Afghan Boy
Tia Sofia Begh ... Afghan Girl
Lucy Lan Luo ... Dead Girl
Annie Mac-Yang ... Dead Girl
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Balancing between feverish dreamlike hallucinations of a tormented past and a grim disoriented reality, the grizzled Joe--a traumatised Gulf War veteran and now an unflinching hired gun who lives with his frail elderly mother--has just finished yet another successful job. With an infernal reputation of being a brutal man of results, the specialised in recovering missing teens enforcer will embark on a blood-drenched rescue mission, when Nina, the innocent 13-year-old daughter of an ambitious New York senator, never returns home. But amidst half-baked leads and a desperate desire to shake off his shoulders the heavy burden of a personal hell, Joe's frenzied plummet into the depths of Tartarus is inevitable, and every step Joe takes to flee the pain, brings him closer to the horrors of insanity. In the end, what is real, and what is a dream? Can there be a new chapter in Joe's life when he keeps running around in circles? Written by Nick Riganas

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R for strong violence, disturbing and grisly images, language, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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6 April 2018 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$132,829, 8 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,523,610, 10 June 2018
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The second hand on Joe's watch ticks in perfect synchronization with the sound of the gas pump. See more »

Goofs

Joe is wearing a white shirt at the residence where Nina is being kept. He slings the hammer over his shoulder after having hit several people, but no blood smears on the shirt. See more »

Quotes

Senator Votto: McCleary said you were brutal.
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References Speechless (2016) See more »

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I Wouldn't Dream of It
Written by Gary Geld, Peter Udell
Performed by Joyce Heath
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Efficient Space
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Boring and frustrating
8 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

Just had me fed up about half way through. Really tried to like it. The shots were needlessly artsy and the music score often inappropriate. One could gild the lily all day with this and try to make it into something deeper than it is. In the end I just felt like fastforwarding it. Pretentious and ultimately painful to finish.


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