A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kristin Scott Thomas,
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider's son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they've inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines. Written by
Ryan Gosling suggested Ben Mendelsohn for the role of Robin because of his role in the trucking film Prime Mover (2009). Director Derek Cianfrance had only seen him in Animal Kingdom (2010). See more »
While most of the money shown taken in the bank robberies were of the correct design for the time period (the first act was set in 1997), there is a scene in Avery's garage that shows a stack of stolen $20s. The bill on top is a redesigned $20 with the large head portrait, which was not introduced until 1998. See more »
He's my son and I should be around him. I wasn't around my Dad and look at the fuckin' way I turned out.
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In an attempt to give away as little as possible about this film, obviously so that you can enjoy all of the phases as I was able to do, I would like to simply highlight my opinion about this movie. It was a great film and was very entertaining. I'd recommend you take a chance and go see this film. Expect some theatrical diversity and in the end it all comes back full circle.
I have nothing negative to say. The acting was mature and accurate. Each character was playing a role that suited their own set of talents superbly.
Try not to read too many reviews and just go and see this movie. You will not be disappointed.
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