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Son of a Gun (2014)

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JR busts out of prison with Brendan Lynch, Australia's most notorious criminal, and joins Lynch's gang for a gold heist that soon pits the two men against one another.

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JR
Brendan Kerkvliet ...
Prison Officer
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Prison Officer
Geoff Kelso ...
Prison Officer
Peter Neaves ...
Prison Officer
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Sterlo
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Merv
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JR's Cellmate
Sam Hutchin ...
Dave
Craig Sparrowhawk ...
Dave's Crony
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Dave's Crony (as Jared Dehar)
Karl Knight ...
Solitary Officer
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Sam Lennox
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Josh
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Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch. But protection comes at a price. Lynch and his crew have plans for their young protegee. Upon release, JR must help secure Lynch's freedom, staging a daring prison break. As a reward, he's invited to join the crew as they plan a gold heist that promises to deliver millions. However, as things start to go wrong, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. JR finds himself unsure of whom he can trust and on a collision course with his former mentor. Written by Anonymous

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Everyone gets what they deserve See more »


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Rated R for violence, language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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11 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Trivia

An experienced stuntman himself, Nash Edgerton did the majority of his own stunt driving for the heist chase sequence. See more »

Goofs

The Fischer/Spassky game Brendan describes was game 6 in the 1972 World Championship. 2 errors, firstly Fischer played white and secondly, in demonstrating, Brendan illegally moves the black knight from one side of the board to the other. See more »

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JR: Here's some proof that the bonobos aren't dying out.
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Featured in Film '72: Episode #44.3 (2015) See more »

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Wonderful Days (Hep Get Me Some Help)
(remix by Etienne Overdijk & Sven Maes)
Written by Daniel Vangarde & Nelly Byl
Performed by Charly Lownoise and Theo Nabuurs (as Mental Theo)
Produced by Charly Lownoise & Theo Nabuurs (as Mental Theo) @ Seashore Studio's, Den Haag/The Netherlands
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Great pacing - enjoyable movie
27 December 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a 'heist' movie with a fairly standard story and the usual range of characters and events.

One little difference is that it is set in Australia.

But one large difference is the pacing of the movie. It never gets bogged down and it never goes OTT - so we don't see people flying through the air, in slow motion, shooting two guns at once.

The acting is of a level where it well represents the sort of randomness found in such characters as well as offering up a hero for the audience to follow.

If you want a fun action movie with enough of a story to follow and which moves along and keeps the interest up - this one is for you, my son.


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