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Charlie is traveling through the wilderness to find his girlfriend, Samantha, after civilization is destroyed by widespread biological attacks. He must try to survive while dealing with other survivors and his own emotional burdens.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Belknap ...
Charlie Russell
Mary Lindberg ...
Samantha MacReady
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Meredith
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Thomas
Sam Lenz ...
Dustin
Jess Ader ...
Drew
Matty Field ...
Bobby
Jake Martin ...
Roy
Mark Muetzel ...
Clint
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Harrison
Cheri Sandlin ...
Ellen
Fran St. Andre ...
Greg
Jason Ryf ...
Riley
Reva Fox ...
Janelle
Adam Loper ...
Bruce
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Charlie Russell passes through the wilderness in the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha. As Charlie's journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions Charlie must attempt to break his obsessions with the past. He must learn to let it go. Written by Adam Bartlett and John Pata

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Learn to let it go.

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The first draft of the script was 122 pages. Over the course of numerous edits, the shooting draft was trimmed down to 93 pages. See more »

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Charlie Russell: I came all this way just to see you.
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This film is dedicated to the state of Wisconsin. See more »

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References Escape from New York (1981) See more »

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Solid Ground
Written by Seth Gile
Performed by Arms Aloft
Courtesy of Gilead Media
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Kiosk <1
15 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cheap: 1. No subtitles; really poor audio level control; poor enunciation at times by actors. 2. Another cheap production by "Ruthless Pictures" and "Head Trauma Productions" - the names should give you a "heads up". 3. How's this for an imaginative start. Smelling a gallon of milk to see if it's sour then pouring it on some cereal (close up of cereal box included in the editing), then eating the cereal. That scene alone foretells the rest of the movie. 4. Really cheap props. The viral outbreak consists of some little red circles over a map of a few cities shown on the tele. Followed later in the movie by a dead person with fake blood. Other than that - nothing. 5. 90% of the movie consists of a several people sitting and talking; walking and talking. Location sets/scenes consist of a room and a couple of farms. A couple of other people appear - whoopee! End of movie.


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