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The Frozen Ground --  An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice.
The Frozen Ground -- “The Frozen Ground” is inspired by the incredible true story that follows Alaskan State Trooper Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) as he sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (John Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years. As the bodies of street girls start to pile up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public.  Risking his life, Halcombe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer before the next body surfaces. When a seventeen year old escapee (Vanessa Hudgens) reveals key information about the case, Halcombe is finally on the trail of the killer. But will he catch him in time to save the next victim?

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Writer:
Scott Walker (written by)
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Release Date:
11 July 2013 (Netherlands) See more »
Tagline:
The hunter becomes the hunted
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Very Intense See more (121 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Nicolas Cage ... Jack Halcombe

Vanessa Hudgens ... Cindy Paulson

John Cusack ... Robert Hansen

Dean Norris ... Sgt. Lyle Haugsven

Gia Mantegna ... Debbie Peters

Robert Forgit ... Sgt. Wayne Von Clasen

Brad William Henke ... Carl Galenski

Michael McGrady ... Vice Det. John Gentile

Katherine LaNasa ... Fran Hansen

Ryan O'Nan ... Gregg Baker

Kevin Dunn ... Lt. Bob Jent
Connor Rockom ... Hansen Son

Radha Mitchell ... Allie Halcombe

Matt Gerald ... Ed Stauber

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Chelle Ringell

50 Cent ... Pimp Clate Johnson (as Curtis Jackson)

Olga Valentina ... Jodi Brandon

Jason Collins ... Det. Kyle Griston

Kurt Fuller ... D.A. Pat Clives

Craig Blair ... Inlet Inn Manager

Hillarie Putnam ... Janice

Ron Holmstrom ... Attorney Mike Rule

Leo Grinberg ... Frank Rothschild

Katie Wallack ... Bobby Morehead
Jeff Bell ... Motel Officer

Brett Baker ... Lt. Pat Kasnick

Mark Robokoff ... Dan Boyds

Clara Danielle Engstrom ... Halcombe's Daughter
Leonardo Walker ... Halcombe Son

Jill Bess ... Janet
Teresa Koop ... Beryl

Tim Lacatena ... Trooper Two
Jonathan Minton ... APD Officer #1
A.J. Seims ... Duty Officer
Tom Skore ... Dr. Dan Rodgers
Princess Lucaj ... SA Nurse
Julie Hasquet ... Reporter Sheila
Lauren Maxwell ... Reporter #2
Sunny Alexander ... Rosie
Christopher Murray ... Hansen's Neighbor
Danielle Lyons Gonzales ... Flirty Girl / Good Times (as Alexandra Gonzalez)
Shilo K. Thorp ... Pimp Guy
Savanah Graham ... Ward Nurse

Lydia Hull ... News Anchor
Seneca Paris ... Skateland Girl
Amy Litson ... Doorway Girl

Bostin Christopher ... Al
Joshua Ball ... Trooper Three
Kiki Warren ... Candy Striper

Mark Rhino Smith ... Security Guard
Jekka Rodriguez ... Skateland Worker
Taylor Ann Tracy ... Sandy Halcombe
Lucy ... Debbie's Dog
Kili ... Husky
Kaya ... Hansen's Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Charles A. Baird ... Reporter (uncredited)

Kevin T. Bennett ... AST Detective (uncredited)
Maeve Blake ... Hansen's Daughter (uncredited)

Cheyenne Buchanan ... Man in Stairwell (uncredited)
Kurt Bunde ... APD Officer (uncredited)

Karl Glick ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Thomas Mark Higgins ... Flash Back Doctor (uncredited)
John Hirst ... Drunk (uncredited)

Bradford James Jackson ... Trooper One (uncredited)

Erin Lindsay King ... Flirty Girl (uncredited)
Gloria King ... Nurse (uncredited)

Cassandre Leigh ... Police patron (uncredited)

Bryant Mainord ... Strip Club Patron (uncredited)

Vasilika Vanya Marinkovic ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Wayne Mitchell ... Merrill Field Trooper (uncredited)
Samuel Clay Ostlund Sease ... Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
Bogdan Shepard ... State trooper (uncredited)

Lois Simenson ... Records Clerk - Extra (uncredited)
Steve Sterling ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Walker 
 
Writing credits
Scott Walker (written by)

Produced by
50 Cent .... producer (as Curtis Jackson)
Brandt Andersen .... executive producer
Ryan S. Black .... associate producer
Martin Blencowe .... executive producer (as Martin Richard Blencowe)
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
Remington Chase .... producer
Dama Claire .... co-producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
Jane Fleming .... producer
Ted Fox .... executive producer
Kevin Scott Frakes .... executive producer (as Kevin Frakes)
George Furla .... executive producer
Gus Furla .... co-producer
Jason Gandhi .... co-executive producer
Brett Granstaff .... executive producer
Brandon Grimes .... co-producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Corey Large .... executive producer
Fredrik Malmberg .... executive producer
Stepan Martirosyan .... executive producer
Phillip Noorani .... associate producer
Mark Ordesky .... producer
Vance Owen .... co-executive producer
Jeff Rice .... producer
Scott Robinson .... consulting producer
Elisa Salinas .... executive producer
Raj Brinder Singh .... co-executive producer
William B. Steakley .... line producer
Mark Stewart .... executive producer
Philip Stinson .... associate producer
Olga Valentina .... executive producer
Daniel Wagner .... executive producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lorne Balfe 
 
Cinematography by
Patrick Murguia (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Boyd 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Kellie Roy 
 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
 
Set Decoration by
Monique Champagne 
 
Costume Design by
Lynn Falconer 
 
Makeup Department
Troy Breeding .... key makeup artist
Karri Farris .... makeup department head
Marcos Gonzales .... department head hair
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetic bodies: W.M. Creations, Inc.
Koji Ohmura .... special makeup effects lab technician
Ching Tseng .... makeup artist
Clinton Wayne .... prosthetic bodies: W.M. Creations, Inc.
Rosalyn Wyche .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Tracey Landon .... unit production manager
Michael J. Urann .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brendon Breese .... second second assistant director
Margot Coleman .... key second assistant director
Kenny Hanson .... additional second second assistant director
Dan Lazarovits .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Aaron Bailey .... on set dresser
Jeffrey Butler .... additional graphics
Jacob Carpenter .... set dresser
John Hugh Evans .... paint department head
Benjamin Foss .... painter
Jason Hammond .... property master
Christina Hansen .... set decoration buyer
Thomas Mark Higgins .... set dresser
Alex Hunter .... assistant art director
Fred Krush Jr. .... carpenter
Fred Potts .... prop
Mark Sabel .... props
Peter J. Smith .... carpenter
Markus Wittman .... leadman
Parker W. Woods .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
David Barber .... supervising sound editor
Gonzalo Espinoza .... ADR supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Sean Gray .... dialogue editor
Charles Hewitt .... adr mixer
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Richard Schexnayder .... sound mixer
Matthew Talarico .... boom operator
Ben Zarai .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Damian Lund .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Frank Akrong .... digital compositor
Jeff Atherton .... visual effects producer: Hydraulx
Derek Babchishin .... tracking artist
Cody Brunty .... visual effects artist
Nicolas Cadorette Vigneau .... digital compositor (as Nicolas Cadorette)
Doug Campbell .... senior compositor
Ed Chapman .... visual effects supervisor: hydraulx
Caleb Clark .... digital compositor
Nolan Conrad .... compositor
Jessica Cuff .... production assistant: Hydraulx VFX
Damian Drago .... additional visual effects
Eddie Englander .... compositor: Hydraulx
Atsuo Fujiwara .... tracking artist
Safeer Ghaznavi .... compositor
Nicolas Houle .... digital compositor
Kishor Joshi .... visual effects artist
James Kawano .... paint artist
James Kawano .... roto artist
Jooyong Lee .... inferno/flame compositor: Hydraulx
Sun Lee .... senior matte painter: Hydraulx
Erwan Leroy .... compositor
Joaquin Ludewig .... visual effects artist
Shoban Narayanan .... compositor (as Shobanbabu)
Denise O'Neill .... 2d coordinator: Hydraulx VFX
Mark Rasmussen .... senior compositor
Andre Rios .... visual effects artist
Mariusz Rokicki .... compositor
Caitlin Thornton .... visual effects coordinator
Grant Wilson .... visual effects artist
Hui-wen Wu .... visual effects artist
V. Samundeswari .... digital compositor: Hydraulx (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Meegan Godfrey .... stunt double: Vanessa Hudgens
Raion Hill .... stunt double: 50 Cent
Mike Kincaid .... stunt pilot
Ray Lykins .... stunt coordinator
Meggin Penkal .... stunt double: Gia Mantegna
Tom Waite .... stunt double: Nicolas Cage
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Adams .... still photographer
Charles A. Baird .... stills photographer
Michael K. Bergstrom .... electrician
Joe Cassano .... dolly grip
Michael Collier II .... electrician
John T. Connor .... first assistant camera
Garret Curtis .... second assistant camera
April Frame .... digital loader
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... best boy electric
Douglas S. Holgate .... aerial director of photography
Jacques Jouffret .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jacques Jouffret .... steadicam operator
Greg Kern .... electrician
Cody Lawhorn .... camera production assistant
Brian Lizer .... electrician
Eric Lizer .... rigging best boy electrician
Travis Madden .... camera production assistant
Allen Parks .... gaffer
Steven L. Rychetnik .... camera operator: "b" camera
Charles Sears .... key video assist
Wells A. Smith .... key grip
Michael Svitak .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Raymond Thomas .... electrician
Tom Trainor .... grip
Sergio Villegas .... lighting technician
Steve Wolfe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Stacy Boles .... casting assistant
Stacy Boles .... extras casting
Wayne Morse .... casting associate
Morgan Robbins .... casting assistant
Deborah Schildt .... casting: Alaska
Deborah Schildt .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andree Fortier .... costume supervisor
Dena Matranga .... key costumer
Lauren Pietz .... assistant costume designer
Tess Weaver .... costumer
Amy Wolter .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Sean Albertson .... additional editor
Damian Drago .... title design
Paul Harb .... additional editor
Momo Hsiao .... additional titles
Kyle Dean Jackson .... digital intermediate producer
Ryan Neatha Johnson .... assistant editor
Taylor Mahony .... on-line editor
Kurt Nishimura .... assistant editor
Mark T. Osborne .... digital intermediate colorist
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... on-line editor
Heather Toll .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Max Aruj .... music technical assistant
Mike Burns .... music supervisor
Joe Conte .... composer: additional music
David Paul Dorn .... music editor
Gary Dworetsky .... score technical assistant
Kelly Johnson .... music production coordinator
Andrew Kawczynski .... technical score engineer
Daniel Kresco .... score mixer
Snatch Magnet .... composer: additional music
Michael Wickstrom .... music clearance executive
 
Transportation Department
Edward Anger .... driver
Randy Cantor .... transportation coordinator
Karen Casanovas .... transportation office assistant
Gordon DeWitt .... driver
Lionel Gamez .... driver
Beau Holden .... security driver (Nicolas Cage )
Melody S. Jones .... driver: cast
Ed Mayo .... driver
Richard Norton .... driver
Terry Quirk .... driver
Christopher Stovall .... driver
 
Other crew
Robert Abramoff .... production legal
Bianca Arvin .... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Jeffrey Todd Brown .... stand-in for John Cusack
Remington Chase .... aerial coordinator
Dave Conway .... location manager
Grant Cramer .... production executive: Envision Entertainment
Christian de Gallegos .... international distribution
Danielle Fischer .... payroll
Holly V. Furman .... director assistant
Kathryn C. Galberth .... travel coordinator
Wade Hagen .... production accountant
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Samantha Hollingsworth .... set production assistant
Loren Holmes .... location assistant
Alice Hunter-Vernazza .... researcher (as Alice Elizabeth Hunter)
D.K. Johnston .... location assistant
Scott Kober .... studio teacher
Michael Kutyba .... helicopter pilot
Madisun Leigh .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
David Linck .... unit publicist
Traci Martin .... first assist accountant
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor
Deanna Moore .... accounting clerk
Mark O'Connell .... social media manager
Jay William Osterman .... assistant to producer
Scott Owen .... assistant to producer
Estevan Padilla .... set production assistant
Karen E. Pearson .... assistant production coordinator (as Karen Pearson)
Kelly Reiter .... dialect coach: prep
Rick Rosenthal .... production counsel
Andrew Schark .... second assistant accountant
Jordan Schaul .... animal trainer
Matthew Shields .... set medic
Timothy C. Sullivan .... development executive
John Tamburro .... aerial coordinator
Joe Tapangco .... set production assistant
Carrie Tyson .... production coordinator
Joseph J. Pearlman .... acting coach (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carolyn K. Robinson .... the producers wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violent content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use
Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: After Robert picks up Debbie Peters for a photo shoot, a 2005 Ford truck drives toward the camera.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Waking All The DemonsSee more »

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100 out of 135 people found the following review useful.
Very Intense, 4 August 2013
Author: denis888 from Russian Federation

Not an easy movie to watch. Scott Walker has made a very gruesome, realistic, deeply disturbing (at times) work that shows the rotten depths of a psychopath's mind (John Cusack, a real gem of the film), and his main antagonist, a National Guard officer (Nicolas Cage, by the way, a very decent play here). Then, there is a young lady involved in wild world of pimps, drugs and alcohol, and she plays a key role here, too. The plot is very straight and often blood-chilling, and the twists of plot can really mesmerize. In fact, the movie was a bit slow sometimes, but nobody in the audience left the theater, 'cause it was real thrilling. The spellbinding Alaskan nature is a real must see here, it simply leaves speechless with its sheer vastness and beauty. Great job of cameramen, though. The story is clear from the trailers and here the whole plot untwists slowly for almost 2 hours, but this is quite good, as the movie never drags. Constant Alaskan snow adds up to the growing suspense. The film is not the masterpiece but worth watching and very strong as a message. Great ending, by all means

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