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Pioneer (2013)

Pionér (original title)
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A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980's Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads to tragedy.

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Petter
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Mike
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John Ferris
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Maria Salatzar
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Ronald
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Pia
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Leif
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Knut Jensen
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Jørgen Heimland
Eirik Stubø ...
Ivar Jeger
Endre Hellestveit ...
Trond
Laurents Rørvik ...
Martin
Janne Heltberg ...
Trude Svendsen
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Jørgen's father
Tyrone C. Wiggins ...
Security Guard
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This conspiracy thriller is set in the early 80's, the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter, obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who's pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake. Written by Websurfer

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When your ultimate adventure becomes your ultimate nightmare

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Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Halálos mélység  »

Box Office

Budget:

€5,555,559 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,857 (USA) (5 December 2014)

Gross:

$6,847 (USA) (2 January 2015)
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Trivia

The accident, where Aksel Hennie rolls his Jeep isn't staged, but a real not planned rollover without a stunt man. Hennie was to drive off the road, and make a Sharp turn, but the Jeep wasn't able to perform such a turn at that speed, without rolling over. See more »

Goofs

(at around 35 mins) Petter opens a bag containing bundles of U.S. dollar bills. All denominations shown are clearly the currency designs that began circulation in the late 1990's. The movie is set in 1979. See more »

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Remade as Pioneer See more »

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Drama
18 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

It might feel like a TV movie of the week at times, but it does have an interesting story to tell and is far more decent than you might expect. And suspenseful for that matter. The underwater scenes look really good and the acting is up to the task as well (as the men were back when this unfolds).

Not sure how much of the things shown, actually transpired, (this is based on real events during the 80s you see?) but the movie does a good job holding any viewers attention with people trying to find out what is actually going on ... will they find out? What consequences will there be either way though? It gets political at times obviously, but in a good way if there is one


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