'Unhinged': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the Russell Crowe-starring thriller

A single mother and her teenage son begin to be stalked and tormented by a stranger following a confrontation at a red light. Things then keep escalating to an exponentially disproportionate level.


                            'Unhinged': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the Russell Crowe-starring thriller
Russell Crowe (IMDb)

It’s not often we see Russell Crowe don the garb of a full-blown maniac, but when we do it’s always a treat. ‘Unhinged’ in that regard looks promising already. Directed by Derrick Borte, and written by Carl Ellsworth, ‘Unhinged’ is a psychological thriller that begins in the unlikeliest of places: a traffic jam.

Release date:

‘Unhinged’ will hit theaters July 1.

Plot:

Per IMDb, ‘Unhinged’ is a psychological thriller that takes "something we've all experienced -- road rage - to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion". A single mother and her teenage son begin to be stalked and tormented by a stranger following a confrontation at a red light. Things then keep escalating to an exponentially disproportionate level.

According to the film’s tagline, “He can happen to anyone.”

Cast:

Russell Crowe as The Man

Russell Crowe. (Getty Images)

Crowe barely needs any introduction. The New Zealand-born, Australian-raised actor and film producer rose to fame with his performance as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the historical film ‘Gladiator’. Crowe has received critical acclaim for his roles in films like ‘The Insider’ and ‘A Beautiful Mind’.

His vast filmography includes several roles in films like  ‘Romper Stomper’, ‘L.A. Confidential’, ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’, ‘Cinderella Man’, ‘3:10 to Yuma’, ‘American Gangster’, ‘Robin Hood’, and ‘Les Misérables’. 

Caren Pistorius as Rachel

Caren Pistorius. (Getty Images)

The 30-year-old South African-born New Zealand actress is best known for portraying Rose in the movie ‘Slow West’. On television, she made her mark with series like ‘Paper Giants: Magazine Wars’, and ‘The Blue Rose’.

Jimmi Simpson as Andy

Jimmi Simpson. (Getty Images)

The 44-year-old American actor is known to be a character actor and has given critically acclaimed performances in shows like ‘Westworld’ and ‘Unsolved’, and films like ‘The Truth About Emanuel’, ‘The Big Bang’, ‘Good Intentions’, and more.

Trailer:

The first trailer for ‘Unhinged’ dropped on Tuesday, May 12, and it sets the tone for the film well. It starts on an overcrowded highway, where everyone is stuck in traffic. When Rachel and her teenage son cut the queue and move ahead, they make an enemy they did not expect. The man follows them ahead, trying to coax an apology out of them. When he doesn’t get one, things get from bad to worse. 



 

In the trailer, we can see Crowe’s anger building over time, as he constantly repeats the phrase “bad day”, implying that this would not have happened had he been having a good day. The stalking that initially seems just creepy, turns full-blown crazy when he tracks down and beats up Rachel’s ex Andy, reaches their home and generally becomes relentless in his pursuit of them. 

The trailer ends with the man steamrolling a cop car with a truck. He obviously means business. And he definitely does not care for consequences.

If you like ‘Unhinged’, you will also like

‘Gone Girl’, ‘The Machinist’, ‘Creep’, ‘American Psycho’, and ‘Road Rage’. 

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