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Solo (2006)

Sydney stand-over man Jack Barrett (Friels) wants to retire to the seaside.

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Morgan O'Neill

Writer:

Morgan O'Neill (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Friels ... Jack Barrett
Bojana Novakovic ... Billie
Vince Colosimo ... Keeling
Linal Haft Linal Haft ... Reno
Angie Milliken ... Kate
Anthony Simcoe ... Jim
Brian Harrison Brian Harrison ... Havana
Bruce Spence ... Kennedy
Anh Do ... Nguyen
Chris Haywood ... Arkan
Paul Gleeson ... Murray
Kerry Walker Kerry Walker ... University Supervisor
Tony Barry ... Louis
Toby Schmitz ... Trent
John Boxer ... Terry
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Sydney stand-over man Jack Barrett (Friels) wants to retire to the seaside.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2006 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD 1,300,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Solo, a impressively good first, from writer/director
19 February 2013 | by PeterMitchell-506-564364See all my reviews

Although this story is cliché'd or not the most original, this indi film, still manages to be an essential exciting watch. Jack Barrett, a now older looking Friels, again turning in a solid performance plays a stand over man/hit-man who by his ragged and wearied looks, has done one too many hits, not just with his latest, but one of past, that comes back to bite him on the ass. The film starts off with Friels disposing of certain body parts in the water, off one of Sydney's beaches. He chucks up, realizing at this moment, he can't keep doing what he's doing, and too, he's just turned 53, so it's time to grow up. He confronts his boss, some English geezer, of course laughing at him, but Friels can't make himself anymore clearer. He grants Friels his freedom providing he does last hit, involving a real live spark of a university student, (Bojana Novakovic) doing a paper on a certain crime figure. Friels of course prolongs this, as forming a friendship with this girl. These mob guys of course, who run the drug and prostitution rackets are getting peeved by this. Just to let him know they mean business, they let off a couple of warning shots at Friels and company, while they stand on those big flat rocks, that overlook Clovelly Beach, while sharing some hot chips. I loved the sucking up kid, Trent, who mob father's played by Tony Barry. The man at the top is Haywood, at first, almost unrecognizable, proving again, how he's just one of Aussie's best actors ever. But the real acting revelation in this though was Novakovic, although she's done earlier films, quite the seasoned pro, who brings so much to her spirited role, where still so young, life is just big party, but she has ulterior motives here. The last thing, tough boy, Friels wants to do is kill her, so he fakes her death, where the twist later is a killer. Friels too shows us what happens if someone mistreats his aging pro friend (Angie Milliken). The other treat is the comic An Rah somebody, where he and his sisters have a standoff with Friels in an open Cabramatta Street, and for good reason. Another scene ensues a couple of ones later. This film, the first, from a newcomer director is impressive debut, a solid thriller with good bits of action, that makes good use of some Sydney locations. If not this, watch this film just the hot Novakovic.


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