The Place Beyond the Pines

Synopsis: A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider's son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they've inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Derek Cianfrance
Production: Focus Features
  4 wins & 19 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
68
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
R
Year:
2012
140 min
$21,300,000
Website
513 Views

(MAN BREATHING HEAVILY)

(PEOPLE CHATTERING)

(FAIRGROUND MUSIC PLAYING)

(RHYTHMIC METALLIC CLICKING)

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

MAN:
Luke, you're up next!

Showtime!

(CROWD CHEERING)

MALE ANNOUNCER:
Ladies and gentlemen,

feast your eyes on the two-ton

metal mesh of madness.

And here he is, folks.

The one, the only,

Handsome Luke

and the Heartthrobs.

Watch as they defy gravity

and centrifugal force at 3Gs.

Watch, as they

ride their motorcycles

upside down within

inches of each other,

at speeds you can

hardly comprehend.

Come on, everybody,

give it up for

Handsome Luke.

(MOTORCYCLE ENGINE REVVING)

Here we go, folks.

(CHEERING CONTINUES)

(REVVING ENGINE)

Come on, give them a hand.

There they are.

Come on, get 'em goin'.

They're working hard for you.

We know him as Handsome Luke.

There they go, warming 'em up.

Let's hear it. Come on, give them a hand.

Handsome Luke!

(ENGINES ROARING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

Okay. I gotta go.

(CHILDREN LAUGH AND SQUEAL)

Hey.

Do you remember my name?

Romina.

I like to call you Ro.

What are you doing now?

You got plans?

I gotta go home.

Want me to give you a ride?

(SIGHS)

Thanks.

You don't wanna

talk or anything?

You know, I leave town

tomorrow after we pack up.

I'm not gonna be

around for another year.

Another year?

Yeah, you wanna get

a beer or something?

I got someone, so no.

Just wanted to see you again.

Thanks.

(MOTORCYCLE ENGINE STARTING)

MALE ANNOUNCER:
Ladies and gentlemen,

introducing the one, the only,

Handsome Luke

and the Heartthrobs.

(BANGING ON DOOR)

Hey.

Is Romina here?

No. Hold on.

She's working.

Okay. Do you remember me?

Yes, I remember you.

Who's that guy?

He's yours.

You wanna hold him?

(MUTTERS SOFTLY)

There you go.

His name's Jason.

ROMINA:
Hey. There you go.

FEMALE CUSTOMER:
Thanks.

Good? Great.

Hey.

What are you doing here?

Anything you wanna tell me?

Anything you think I might

wanna know before I leave here

forever and I never come back?

Let's go outside. Come on.

You weren't gonna tell me?

It was just a fling, right?

That means you

don't gotta tell me?

Just as, like,

a common courtesy or...

There might even be

a law, you know,

you gotta f*cking

tell somebody.

I haven't heard

from you in over a year.

You just took off.

Never called me.

I gotta leave in four hours.

I don't know what to do.

(TEARFULLY) You do whatever

you need to do.

What are you gonna do?

I'm gonna do what I have to do.

I'm going to school.

I take care of Jason.

I work here.

And I have a man.

So that's what I'm doing.

That's my life.

You're busy.

Yeah. Yeah,

I'm real busy.

Well...

I don't wanna keep you.

Okay.

All right.

(MOTORCYCLE ENGINE STARTS)

LUKE:
When does this pay

period end, Jack? On Friday?

Why?

Because I gotta get paid.

Just pay me for

half the week, all right?

I don't give advances out.

I'm not asking

for an advance, Jack.

I'm quitting.

You can't quit.

I just did.

(WOMEN SHOUTING IN SPANISH)

Hey.

Hey.

Wow. You look

like a princess.

(JASON CRYING)

What are you still doing here?

I stuck around.

This is really not a good time.

No?

No.

I was just gonna

take him to the park

or maybe see if I could just sit

on the porch, just say hi to him.

We're on our way to church.

Going to church?

ROMINA:
Um...

This is Kofi.

We need to go.

ROMINA:
Yeah.

You should call. You can't

just show up, you know?

KOFI:
You ready?

ROMINA:
Yeah.

(ROMINA SPEAKING SPANISH)

ROMINA'S MOTHER:
Okay.

Hey.

ROMINA'S MOTHER:
Hi.

LUKE:
You live here?

Yup. This is my house.

How long you in town?

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Derek Cianfrance

Derek M. Cianfrance (; born January 1974) is an American film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and editor. more…

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