Last Ride

Last Ride

About the Film

Shot in stunning widescreen cinematography, Last Ride is a heartbreaking road movie through the ravishing, remote and rugged South Australian outback as ex-jailbird fugitive father Kev (Hugo Weaving, in a tender and bravura performance) takes his 10-year old son Chook (newcomer Tom Russell) on the run from the law.

Based on Denise Young’s acclaimed novel, Last Ride is the riveting and morally complex portrayal of a brutal yet loving petty criminal struggling with parenthood.  As father and son
journey into the outback and an unknown future, they pit themselves against the elements and each other.  In order to survive, Chook will have to make a choice between what he knows to be right and the love of his father, a decision which will have devastating consequences on both of their lives.

Starring: Starring Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Release Date: 06/29/12

Reactions

“4 Stars! A great film...astonishing in its visual beauty.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"A standout showcase for Weaving’s talents. Last Ride finds poetry in its gorgeous backdrop and its portrait of a complicated character." - Alison Willmore, A.V. Club

Awards & Festivals

  • Young Artists Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Performer, Tom Russell
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Actor - Male, Hugo Weaving
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Cinematography, Greig Fraser
  • Australian Film Institute 2009 AFI Award Nominee - Best Lead Actor, Hugo Weaving
  • Australian Directors Guild 2009 ADG Award Nominee - Best Direction in a Feature Film, Glendyn Ivin

Cast & Crew

Cast

Kev: Hugo Weaving
Chook: Tom Russell
Maryanne: Anita Hegh
Max: John Brumpton

Crew

Director: Glendyn Ivin
Producers: Antonia Barnard, Nicholas Cole, Ricci Swart
Writers: Mac Gudgeon (screenplay), Denise Young (novel)
Cinematographer: Greig Fraser 
Editor: Jack Hutchings

Technical Info

Production Year: 2009
Release Date: 06/29/12
Countries of Production: Australia
Languages: English
Running Time: 1h 40m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital
Rating: Unrated

Theaters

Chicago
Illinois
6/29/12
New York
New York
7/6/12
Minneapolis
Minnesota
7/20/12
Lake Worth
Florida
8/3/12
Albuquerque
New Mexico
9/7/12
Santa Fe
New Mexico
9/7/12

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Awards & Festivals

  • Young Artists Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Performer, Tom Russell
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Actor - Male, Hugo Weaving
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2010 Nominee - Best Cinematography, Greig Fraser
  • Australian Film Institute 2009 AFI Award Nominee - Best Lead Actor, Hugo Weaving
  • Australian Directors Guild 2009 ADG Award Nominee - Best Direction in a Feature Film, Glendyn Ivin

Reactions

“4 Stars! A great film...astonishing in its visual beauty.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"A standout showcase for Weaving’s talents. Last Ride finds poetry in its gorgeous backdrop and its portrait of a complicated character." - Alison Willmore, A.V. Club

Detailed Film Info

In Last Ride, a desperate father takes his ten year old son, Chook, on the run after committing a violent crime. As the two journey into the outback and an unknown future, their troubled relationship and the need to survive sees them eluding police and battling each other. Chook eventually takes control and the choice he is forced to make has a devastating effect on both their lives.

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