Vehicle 19

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Vehicle 19
Vehicle 19.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byMukunda Michael Dewil
Produced byPaul Walker
Gary King
Peter Safran
Ryan Haidarian
Written byMukunda Michael Dewil
StarringPaul Walker
Naima Mclean
Music byDaniel Matthee
James Matthes
CinematographyMiles Goodall
Edited byMegan Gill
Release date
  • February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) (South Africa)
  • June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
South Africa
LanguageEnglish
Box office$2.1 million

Vehicle 19 is a 2013 American action thriller film directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil, who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Paul Walker and Naima McLean. The film was released on February 7, 2013, in South Africa and on June 14, 2013, in the United States.

Plot[edit]

The film takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The main character of the film is an American citizen named Michael Woods (Walker), who has recently been released from prison on parole. Once free, he is immediately sent on a far-away journey to meet his beloved. Caught in a strange city, Michael becomes the target of a massive police manhunt after inadvertently picking up a rental car with a female whistle blower tied up in the trunk. In the confusion, he decides to leave the car at a dump, but suddenly the phone rings. He is asked to continue on. Later, the whistle blower tells Michael that she was abducted and was meant to be killed - she knew too much about the involvement of local police in the criminal business. As the police attempt to silence the woman before she can testify about the city's chief of police, the ex-con, who has just regained his freedom, must clear his own name.

Cast[edit]

  • Paul Walker as Michael Woods
  • Naima McLean as Rachel Shabangu
  • Gys de Villiers as Detective Smith
  • Leyla Haidarian as Angelica Moore
  • Tshepo Maseko as Lieutenant
  • Andrian Mazive as Journalist Benji
  • Welile Nzuza as Mohawk
  • Mangaliso Ngema as Judge James Muzuka
  • Ernest Kubayi as Mr. Crackhead
  • Elize Van Niekerk as Car Rental Receptionist

Distribution[edit]

Home media[edit]

In the United States, Vehicle 19 was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 23, 2013. The film's original theatrical aspect ratio was 2.40:1, but the DVD and Blu-ray have cropped transfers framed at 1.78:1. The making-of featurette on the Blu-ray includes film clips in the original 2.40.1 aspect ratio.

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Vehicle 19 has grossed for a worldwide total of $2,145,231.

Critical response[edit]

Vehicle 19 has a 23% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 26 reviews.

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