The Rover

Synopsis: Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession - his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naïve young man along as his unwitting accomplice.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Michôd
Production: A24 Films
  3 wins & 19 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


We're not turning

around. He's gone!

What do you mean, "He's gone"?

He was still moving.

I f***ing saw him still moving.

We killed people!

What do you mean? Turn

the f***ing car around!

He's gone! What are

we supposed to do?

Damn it, this sh*t's not worth

it for me to leave him there!

We killed people, man.

God damn it! Please, I'm begging

you. He's my f***ing brother.

I said this would happen.

F*** you, Archie!

F*** you!

You can't go anywhere

without your brother.

And I very almost got

my head blown off,

because he's a f***ing baby

who can't look after himself.

- F*** you!

- Sit still!

God damn it!

So then, now, look

what happens to him.

Can't be feeling

responsible for that.

If he was a man who

could look after himself,

he'd be accepting it right now.

F*** you. Say that again.

You heard me. You know it.

F*** you, Archie! Say that again!

If he was a man, he

wouldn't be crying about it,

he'd be accepting it.

Say that one more goddamn time.

I said it twice.

One more goddamn time, Archie.

If I said it again, I'd say

it the exact same way,

and that'd be three

times I said it!


Let's go. Come on,

come on, come on.

Come on!

Who's this?

- That's our truck, man.

- What?

What the f***'s he doing?

Jesus, f***!




- Is he giving up?

- He ain't giving up.

What's he doing?

What's he doing?

He's gonna keep following us, man.

Okay, okay, okay.

F*** you. F*** you.

He's moving.

What's going on with you, brother?

I said what's going on, brother?

I want my car back.

Yeah, I can see that.

You ain't gettin' it back.

I want my car back.

If you don't give it to me now,

I'm gonna get back in that truck and

I'm gonna stay on you till you do.

What makes you think I

won't kill you right here?


Nothing makes me think that.

Come on, just for a little...

Area one, all clear. Over.

Do you need anything?

I'm looking for my car.

It's got three people in it.

It hasn't stopped here.

They needed petrol.

I haven't got any petrol.

Did you see it?

I haven't seen a car with three people

in it. Do you want to buy something?

I've got tins of stuff and some

auto accessories and other things.

I'm looking for a car

with three people in it.

Have you seen it?


Anyone else seen it?

I don't know.

Who would know?

Maybe Grandma.

Where's Grandma?

Down there.

I'm looking for my car.

It's got three men in it.

Did it come through here?

What's your name?

Have you seen it?

What's your name?

Have you seen it?

Do you want something?

Do you want to sleep with a boy?

I've got a boy here

you can sleep with.

He's smooth like the

inside of your arm.

Stop f***ing whispering.

I need to buy a gun.

Stop f***ing whispering.

I'll f***ing kill ya.

- You understand?

- I need a gun.


F*** this sh*t!

F***ing son of a b*tch.

Shut up!

God, no.


Have you got guns?

What does it look like

I'm doing up here?

I heard you. I heard what you need.

F***ing psycho.


They're 30 each. That

one's 300. That one's 300.

And that one's 300.

I only take US dollars.

I don't have 300.

They're $300 US.

Can you do this one for less?

I told you how much they cost.

I don't have $300 US.

They're 300. You don't have

300, you can f*** off.

I'm looking for my car.

Have you seen it?

Tell me your name.

I want to know your name.

- Answer my question.

- Answer mine.

Answer my question.

I'm not gonna say it again.


I'll call you "my baby."

My baby.

There was a car

and it had three men in it and

it did what most cars do.

It came in one direction

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Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton (born 23 June 1974) is an Australian actor, director, writer, producer and filmmaker. He has starred in numerous Hollywood films, such as Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Warrior (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Great Gatsby (2013), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Black Mass (2015), Bright (2017), It Comes at Night (2017), and Red Sparrow (2018).In Australia, Edgerton portrayed Will McGill in the drama series The Secret Life of Us (2001–02), for which he won the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama. He has also appeared in several Australian films, such as The Square (2008), Animal Kingdom (2010), for which he won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Wish You Were Here (2012), and Felony (2013). In 2015, Edgerton received a nomination for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film for The Gift, a psychological horror-thriller film Edgerton wrote, directed, co-produced, and in which he co-starred. Edgerton garnered further critical acclaim for his performance as Richard Loving in the 2016 historical drama Loving, for which he received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. more…

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