Last Cab to Darwin

Synopsis: Rex is a loner, and when he's told he doesn't have long to live, he embarks on an epic drive through the Australian outback from Broken Hill to Darwin to die on his own terms; but his journey reveals to him that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you've got to share it.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jeremy Sims
Production: Last Cab Holdings
  6 wins & 24 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

How long?

Well... it's extremely well advanced.

Three months.

At best.

There you go, then.

If we'd got it earlier...


"If wishes were horses,

beggars would ride."

Dad used to say that.

So, Rex, we're gonna have to look

at hospital as an option.


We have a brand-new

palliative care ward...

No fuckin' hospitals.

Eventually... you won't have a choice.

I'm a cab driver, Doc.

That's what I am.

So I'm gonna drive my cab

until I can't drive it anymore.

That's it.


You can help me out, can't you?

Put me down when the time comes?

I give you my word there will be no pain.

No fuckin' hospitals!


Okay. And you're right.

Take some time. It's...

It's a lot to think about.

Let's talk again in three days, okay?

Rexie! How is ya, fella?

Dougie. Col.

Little birdie told me

it was your shout, Rex.

F*ck that little birdie.

- Evening, Rex. Still single?

- Still single, Frank.

Brothers, my brothers!

There was much rejoicing in the land,

for there was no spillage.


Not a drop. Hey, hey, hey!

Dougie, where's my beer?

It's your shout, you little weasel.

No, Rex has got them, you stupid bastard.

Coming up.

- How is ya' Rexie?

- Can't complain, Simmo.

Oh, God, you're a legend!

- Thanks, Rex.

- Here's to us and f*ck the rest.

- Yeah.

- Cheers.


- What's news, Col?

- Oh, not much.

Still this euthanasia thing up in

the Territory, although now it's official.

So if you know for sure you're gonna

cark it and you reckon you've had enough,

you can just ask them

to put you out of your misery.

Jesus. Pass that law in Broken Hill,

the-red be no bastards left!

I'm hearing ya.

Hey, Simmo.

Tell Rex about our plan.

Come on. Hey.

Rex, he's gonna make us millionaires.

Hey? Go on, tell him. It's brilliant.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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