Swerve (2011)

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  • IMDb page: Swerve (2011)
  • Rate: 5.1/10 total 913 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 6 December 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 86 min
  • Filming Location: Two Wells, South Australia, Australia
  • Director: Craig Lahiff
  • Stars: Jason Clarke, Emma Booth, David Lyons | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Paul Grabowsky   
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Money | Briefcase | Car Accident | Chase

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Craig Lahiff  written by

Known Trivia

  • The setting of Neverest is actually a real place in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia though it is more commonly known as Neverest Hill. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Reviewer Greg “Roy” King said of the meaning of this movie’s ‘Swerve’ title: “The title itself is evocative, not only because it refers to cars suddenly swerving or veering around an obstacle, but because it also refers to the various characters changing their moral outlook in the face of temptation and unexpected situations.” Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • The weather in the outback of the Flinders Ranges caused problems for the production during principal photography of this picture. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • First cinema movie in around a decade for Australian thriller director Craig Lahiff. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Jina, played by Emma Booth, is the film’s only female character. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • First cinema movie edited by Sean Lahiff. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • The picture has no spoken dialogue for the film’s first six minutes. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Trade Paper ‘Variety’ described this movie as being “in the tradition of a ‘Jim Thompson’ potboiler.” Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • This movie has said to have been inspired by various thriller influences such as James M. Cain, John Dahl, Alfred Hitchcock, Jim Thompson and the Coen Brothers, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • The types of banknotes in the briefcase full of money were $100 Australian bills. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Continuity: When Frank takes Colin to the garage to repair his car the streets are wet from rain when they arrive in Neverest. In the next shot outside the garage the streets are dry.

Plot: Colin happens upon a road accident where he finds a dead man, a beautiful woman, and a suitcase full of money. After trying to do the right thing he soon finds himself caught up in a dangerous scheme. |  »

Story: Colin happens upon a road accident where he finds a dead man, a beautiful woman, and a suitcase full of money. After trying to do the right thing he soon finds himself caught up in a dangerous scheme.

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Produced By:

  • Craig Lahiff known as producer
  • Helen Leake known as producer
  • Bryce Menzies known as executive producer
  • Gary Phillips known as executive producer
  • Mark Vennis known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jason Clarke known as Frank
  • Emma Booth known as Jina
  • David Lyons known as Colin
  • Travis McMahon known as Charlie
  • Vince Colosimo known as Sam
  • Roy Billing known as Good Samaritan
  • Andy Anderson known as Ambulance Officer
  • Chris Asimos known as Valet
  • Chan Griffin known as Tran
  • Brendan Guerin known as Officer #1
  • Scott Harrison known as Ambulance Driver
  • Chris Haywood known as Armstrong
  • Robert Mammone known as Logan
  • Glenn McMillan known as Saxophone Player
  • Edmund Pegge known as Buyer
  • Brendan Rock known as Officer #2
  • Greg Stone known as Publican
  • Steve Turner known as Local

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Louise Coulston known as key makeup/hair
  • Margo Orsatti known as makeup/hair
  • Fiona Rees-Jones known as makeup/hair supervisor

Art Department:

  • John Coory known as armourer
  • Peter Jobson known as picture vehicle coordinator
  • Geoffrey Tarr known as props
  • Gareth Wilkes known as art department coordinator

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Production Companies:

  • Duo Art Productions

Other Companies:

  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix

Distributors:

  • Cohen Media Group (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2013) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2013) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Ascot Elite Home Entertainment (2012) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Film1 (2013) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • High Fliers Distribution (2012) (UK) (all media)
  • Jump Street Films (2012) (Australia) (all media)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Ryan Wise Dasystem known as title design
  • Simon Herden known as digital compositor
  • Simon Herden known as vfx supervisor attachment
  • Sean Lahiff known as credits
  • Marty Pepper known as visual effects supervisor
  • Kevin Russell known as visual effects artist

MPAA: Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity

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Swerve (2011)

Colin happens upon a road accident where he finds a dead man, a beautiful woman, and a suitcase full of money. After trying to do the right thing he soon finds himself caught up in a dangerous scheme.
Director:

Craig Lahiff

Stars:

Jason Clarke, Emma Booth, David Lyons, Travis McMahon

This somewhat dusty Australian thriller has earned a limited theatrical release in conjunction with its VOD push now that Jason Clarke has an elevated Stateside profile thanks to his appearances in Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby, and a couple other high-profile projects.
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