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Running time
100 min.
United States United States
Hossein Amini. Novel: James Sallis
Cliff Martinez
Newton Thomas Sigel
FilmDistrict, Bold Films, Odd Lot Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions
Thriller. Action. Drama. Film noir | Neo-noir. Heist Film. Car Movies. Independent Film (US). Cult Movie
A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
Rankings Position
2011: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Sound
2011: Cannes Film Festival: Best Director
2011: BAFTA Awards: 4 nominations, including Best Film, Director & Editing
2011: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks)
2011: Critics Choice Awards: Best Action Movie. 8 nominations
2011: NBR (National Board of Review): Top Ten Films of the Year
2011: Círculo de críticos de Nueva York: Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks)
2011: Satellite Awards: 4 awards, including Best Director. 8 nominations, including Best Picture
2011: Independent Spirit Awards: 4 nominations, including Best Picture and Direction
2011: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Music Score
2011: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2011: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2011: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Brooks) and Original Score
2011: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks)
2011: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: 2 Awards, incl. Best Supp. Actor (Brooks)
2011: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
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