Son of a Gun

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In the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game. During a six-month stint inside a West Australian... read more
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In the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game. During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR (BRENTON THWAITES) meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch (EWAN McGREGOR). In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox (JACEK KOMAN) to orchestrate a daring prison escape that frees Brendan, and inmates Sterlo (MATT NABLE) and Merv (EDDIE BAROO). JR is rewarded for his efforts, and with a taste of the high life and flirtations with Sam’s beautiful girl Tasha (ALICIA VIKANDER), he gets sucked deeper into Brendan’s criminal world. But whose game is he playing? Becoming a father-like mentor to JR, Brendan convinces him to join on another high stakes job - robbing a Kalgoorlie gold mine. But with millions of dollars at stake, it’s hard to tell whom JR can trust, and whose side each player is actually on. And with his feelings for Tasha increasing, and his faith in Brendan decreasing, JR must figure out his next move… before its check, mate.

Original Release

10/16/2014

US Release

12/11/2014

Cast

Directors

Julius Avery

Writers

Julius Avery, John Collee

Cast

Brenton Thwaites JR / JR White
Ewan McGregor Brendan Lynch
Alicia Vikander Tasha
Matt Nable Sterlo
Damon Herriman Wilson / Private Wilson
Nash Edgerton Chris
Jacek Koman Sam Lennox / Sam
Tom Budge Josh
Eddie Baroo Merv
Marko Jovanović Ken
Sam Hutchin Dave
Lucas Brown Andy
Jesse McGinn Swimsuit Girl
Ken Backshall Nightclub Patron
Dale Barnard Club Patron
Andrew Bongiovanni Flight Attendant
Troy Coward Party Guest
Korum Ellis Beach Go-er
Doug Gardiner Flight Attendant
Patrick Harvey Bartender

Producers

John Collee Executive Producer
Richard East Executive Producer
Aaron L. Gilbert Executive Producer
Bryce Menzies Executive Producer
Aidan O'Bryan Executive Producer
Michael Spiccia Executive Producer
Clayton Smith Executive Producer
Margot Hand Executive Producer
Patrick Murray Executive Producer
James Dean Executive Producer
Timothy White Producer
Catherine Bishop Producer
Janelle Landers Producer

Editors

Jack Hutchings

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