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After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.

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In Alaska, a team of oil workers board a flight home; however, they cross a storm and the airplane crashes. Only seven workers survive in the wilderness and John Ottway, who is a huntsman that kills wolves to protect the workers, assumes leadership of the group. Shortly after they learn that they are surrounded by a pack of wolves and Ottway advises that they should seek protection in the woods. But while they walk through the heavy snow, they are chased and attacked by the carnivorous mammals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,665,101 (USA) (27 January 2012)

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$51,533,608 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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Trivia

According to actor Liam Neeson's account, the temperatures were as low as -40°C in Smithers (British Columbia) where the film was shot. The snow storms/scenes were actual prevailing weather conditions and not a cinematic illusion produced with CGI trickery (interview: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.70 (2012)). The cast wore thermals under their costumes for additional protection. See more »

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Before setting off for the woods, Ottway searches through the plane wreckage and finds his rifle in its case, with the stock broken in two. He then discards the rifle. This is strange as, even with the stock broken and scope ruined, it would be possible to fire the rifle with reasonable accuracy at close range, certainly accurately enough to dispatch a number of wolves. See more »

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Ottway: A job at the end of the world. A salaried killer for a big petroleum company. I don't know why I did half the things I've done, but I know this is where I belong, surrounded by my own. Ex-cons, fugitives, drifters, assholes. Men unfit for mankind.
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It is absolutely not as advertised, but a good film and well acted
3 May 2012 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

If you're like me you saw the trailers with Liam Neeson strapping glass bottles to his hands and fighting wolves and thought, "Holy cow! They made Wolf Taken. Violence and wolves!" Well, they didn't. There's really not that much action in the film. The trailers really, really did a dis-service to the film. They were selling an action movie when they really made an intensely somber film about a group of desperate men as they try to survive a plane crash. The film is quietly beautiful.

I saw it in theaters and was hopping mad at how the trailer misled me. People all over the theater fell asleep (my girlfriend included). However, I think if you're looking for a non-action flick, you'll really dig this.


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