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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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Sgt. Lyle Haugsven
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Debbie Peters
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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

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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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11 July 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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$27,220,000 (estimated)
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The plane used by Robert Hansen in the movie is a Piper PA-18 Super Cub. The real life Hansen used the same aircraft type. See more »

Goofs

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

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Jack Halcombe: How many open cases has he got?
Sgt. Wayne Von Clasen: With hunters, hikers, boaters and idiots just wandering off, about six hundred from the last two years.
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The end credits begin with pictures and information about Hansen's known victims See more »

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Real Time
Written by Brad Buxer (as B. Buxer) and B. Connole
Performed by The Jetzons
Published by Trailerville Music (BMI) / Vintage Masters Music (ASCAP)
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Cage is excellent......
25 August 2013 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Was concerned Nick Cage would be the Nick Cage of late, but it was a nice surprise as he was absolutely fantastic. He really carried this movie and should be given the credit he deserves.

Vanessa Hudgens portrayal was very good knowing her previous films were mostly comedic. She made me believe she was her character.

Was hoping not to find out who the killer was until later, but as the movie played out, it suited the arrogance of Hansen. Thought Cusack did an adequate job with the material presented.

The score was very dramatic and added to the feeling of the moment. Loved the outdoor wilderness scenes as they were mostly well shot, but the inside shots were framed too tight, but that was the style the cinematographer decided on , so it's a matter of opinion or budget.

Overall I liked the movie and would rate this as above average. Well done Nick.


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