Son of a Gun (film)

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Son of a Gun
Son of a Gun poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Julius Avery
Produced by Timothy White
Written by Julius Avery
Starring Brenton Thwaites
Ewan McGregor
Nash Edgerton
Music by Jed Kurzel
Cinematography Nigel Bluck
Edited by Jack Hutching
Distributed by
Release dates
  • October 16, 2014 (2014-10-16) (Australia)
Running time 108 min
Country Australia
Language English

Son of a Gun is a 2014 Australian crime thriller film written and directed by Julius Avery.[1][not in citation given][2][3]

The film's plot has been summarised by CinéfestOz as: "Locked up, 19-year-old JR (Brenton Thwaites) finds himself under the protection of Australia's public enemy No.1, Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor)... but protection comes at a price. Lynche's crew have plans for their young protégé and very soon the debt is called in."[4]

Production companies for the film include Altitude Film Entertainment, Media House Capital, Southern Light Films in association with WBMC and Bridle Path Films.[5] The film is distributed by A24 in the US, Hopscotch Films in Australia, eOne Entertainment in New Zealand and Koch Media in the UK.[6] It began filming in late February 2013 in Perth, Kalgoorlie and Melbourne, Australia.[7]

Following worldwide sales at its Cannes market screening, the film had its Australian premiere as the opening night film at Cinefest Oz Film Festival on August 20, 2014.[8][9] It opened in Australia on October 16, 2014.[10]



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