The Place Beyond the Pines

Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference.
Released on:
March 29, 2013 (limited)
April 19, 2013 (expanding)

Production Companies:
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Electric City Entertainment, Hunting Lane Films, Silverwood Films
Focus Features

Status: Released

Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Harris Yulin, Bruce Greenwood

Director: Derek Cianfrance

Screenwriter: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder

Genre: Crime, Drama
About the film:
Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke’s ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies – which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper).

Avery, who has to navigate a local police department ruled by the menacing and corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery's confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.
Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference.

Project Timeline:
Dec. 2, 2010: Project announced. Director: Derek Cianfrance, Writer: Derek Cianfrance, Cast: Ryan Gosling
May. 5, 2011: Writer: Ben Coccio, Cast: Bradley Cooper (in talks)
Jun. 1, 2011: Cast: Bradley Cooper confirmed
Jun. 14, 2011: Cast: Eva Mendes, Greta Gerwig (in talks)
Jun. 24, 2011: Cast: Ray Liotta
Sep. 9, 2012: Distributor: Focus Features
October 26, 2012: Release Date: March 29, 2013
Box Office: Opening weekend: $279,457 (4 theaters) |
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