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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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Debbie Peters
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Carl Galenski
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Vice Det. John Gentile
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Fran Hansen
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Gregg Baker
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Lt. Bob Jent
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Hansen Son
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Allie Halcombe
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Ed Stauber
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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 hunt for Alaska's most prolific serial killer. See more »


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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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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 »

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At the end of the film, when Cindy goes up the escalator at Anchorage International Airport, a TSA sign appears to the right. 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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Memory Finds You
Written by Nathan Picard
Performed by Nathan Picard and The Vacancy
Published by Two Tone Technicolor (ASCAP)
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The Melting Ground
29 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Based on actual events, an Alaskan State Trooper tracks down a serial rapist and murder, Robert Hansen who manages to avoid justice for over a decade.

With Nicholas Cage, John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens, Director Scott Walker has a heavy weight line up to help bring the events to life. While the wintry backdrop and cinematography illustrate a chilling environment, the story somewhat lacks bite. Oscar winner, Cage delivers an acceptable performance while Cusack, who dons the more challenging serial killer hat, makes an admirable effort. The standout performance is of Vanessa Hudgens who portrays a teenage prostitute that managed to escape Hansen's clutches.

The Frozen Ground is an interesting film and worth watching if you're in the mood for a thrilling bio-drama however it won't win any awards and certainly won't be a part of your 'must see' collection.


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