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The Frozen Ground (2013)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, History  |  11 July 2013 (Netherlands)
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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:
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

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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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Did You Know?


In the film, John Cusack flies a Piper PA-18 Super Cub. Robert Hansen flew the same type of plane in real life. See more »


The McKay Building, looming in the background when Hansen picks up Debbie Peters, is the wrong color. In the 1970s, it was pink with maroon trim. See more »


Robert Hansen: Goddammit, Bob!
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.135 (2012) See more »


Smoke From A Gun
Written by Larry Greene and Roger Craig
Performed by Fortune
Published by Songs of Benair Churchill (BMI) & a/c Mellin-Greene / Errigal Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Benair Churchill LLC and Larry Gree and Roger Craig
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Cages most subtle role
24 August 2013 | by (Brisbane,Australia) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying I'm am a huge nic cage fan,always have been.Ill be the first to say hes made some bad movies that would have been unwatchable if he wasn't in them. Now this movie is not exceptional and is nowhere near cages best role,but it is his moss subtle.He plays his character well and so does Cusack.Hudgens who I've never really seen much off plays her part in this movie quite well. Nothing new here just a good old fashion good guy bad guy collect evidence movie. I recommend this movie to fans of cage and especially to fans of Cusack who plays a great villain.

7 outta you know what.Give it ago has a great ending imho.

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