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Battleground (2012)

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A bank robbery goes awry and the robbers hold up within a forest, but there is another that dwells here, an ex Vietnam vet. Soon, a battle of survival erupts as the thieves' now have to fight for their very existence.

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Mitch
Hugh Lambe ...
The Hunter
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Texas
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Logan
Mark Munro ...
Kowalski
Damon E. White ...
Crowley
Frank Ieraci ...
Dominic
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Heather (as Lee Sandford)
Bass Stewart ...
Boyfriend
Ramen Zarafshan ...
The Voice
Ryan Borg ...
Young Hunter
Sean McAulay ...
Redneck
Merella Fernandez ...
News Reporter
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A bank robbery goes awry and the robbers hold up within a forest, but there is another that dwells here, an ex Vietnam vet. Soon, a battle of survival erupts as the thieves' now have to fight for their very existence.

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When Heather flashes back to when her boyfriend was shot, the blood from the shooting splatters all over her face, hair, and the front of her shirt. However, when the bank robbers find her in the woods, she is spotlessly clean even though she never had opportunity to shower or clean her clothes. See more »

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Dominic: [deserting the rest of the surviving group] What good is the money if none of us will be alive to spend it?
Dominic: [on being hunted down] We're not in charge here
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A Canadian Review of a Canadian Indie Flick...
3 September 2011 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Like so many movies coming out these days, this film starts off strong... but ends up flat. A group of pro criminals on the run after a big score pick the wrong place to low law. OK, its been done.. but not for a while, and it could have been a fresh take on the story. The characters are developed, and by the midway mark you can see and understand the different personality conflicts and connections, despite all the black sunshades, grunts and head bobs cinema gangsters are for some reason restricted to communicating with. But regardless the movie sets itself up as an exciting and promising thrill ride.

However halfway through you realize the concept is flawed. By the time the bodies start to pile up, you realize you're not in for a ride but a slow crawl to a sad finish. The movie tries to become something its not, by adding old, typical action movie one-liners and having an ending with absolutely no twist at all (whoever says there's a twist ending must have watched another movie). The subplots finish at dead ends and the characters degrade into voiceless masses. The action is over the top and corny by the end. "And it started off so well", you will say to yourself...

I'm a Canadian who loves and wants Canadian film to progress, but we're not going to do it with movies like these. Please, please, please... remember movies need endings too!


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