Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 725–726

Last Cab to Darwin

Written by Reg Cribb and Jeremy Sims, directed by Jeremy Sims, 2015, Last Cab Productions (Sydney, 123 minutes, rated M)
Film Review


Last Cab to Darwin is a film about physician-assisted suicide—specifically, a cab driver (Rex) diagnosed with metastatic cancer and his journey seeking the “machine” that will help him end his life. Along the way, Rex, who has never had a family, creates one, and the result is a reshaping of his values about life, death, and dying.


Suicide, assisted Cancer Terminal care Indigenous population Family 


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  2. The Wall Street Journal. 1996. Death by computer. The Wall Street Journal, June 27, A18.

Copyright information

© Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Pty Ltd. 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bond University Medical ProgramGold CoastAustralia

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