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The Frozen Ground (2013)

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An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Hansen
Lt. Bob Jent
Connor Rockom ...
Hansen Son
Allie Halcombe
Ed Stauber
Chelle Ringell


Alaska Trooper Jack Holcombe believes Robert Hansen is a serial killer who abducts young girls, tortures and sexually assaults them, then kills them. But Holcombe doesn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for Hansen's premises. Holcombe knows that one victim, Cyndy Paulsen, somehow survived, so he decides to seek her help, but he finds that she's now a junkie with trust issues. Holcombe has to earn her trust; meanwhile, Hansen is still hunting and killing girls. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The hunter becomes the hunted

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 2013 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Frozen Ground  »

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$27,220,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scott Walker delayed shooting for 5 months so he could shoot on the cusp of fall, starting with no snow and ending in deep winter. He has said he literally wanted the feel of the weather closing in on the story, freezing the case. See more »


When Susie's sister walks out of the diner after meeting with Jack, a TripAdvisor sticker is on the door. See more »


Robert Hansen: You little cunt! You think you can threaten me with this little whore? I should have killed you when I had the chance!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with pictures and information about Hansen's known victims See more »


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If Ever 2 Hearts Weere Meant To Be
Written by E. Scott, R. Smith & T. Allen
Performed by Eric Scott and Co.
Published by Hatton Road Music (BMI)
© 2008 Selectracks, Inc.
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Just a good thriller
3 November 2013 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

An authentic thrilling atmosphere, a solid cast and script, a true story based movie. I need no more for entertainment. This is not a documentary and is not intended to be. The movie doesn't investigate the serial killer relationships, the background, nor try to explain the exceptional investigating work of the police. Most of the negative reviews I have read point on these shortcomings, but this is simply a thriller and it does what it has to do: it thrills you, from the beginning to the end. Considering what is being proposed usually as thriller, this is worth to be watched and it is entertaining. Is it a masterpiece? No. Is it a good movie? Yes.

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