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Big Game (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.

Director:

Jalmari Helander

Writers:

Jalmari Helander (screenplay by), Jalmari Helander (based on the original story by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... US President William Alan Moore
Onni Tommila ... Oskari
Ray Stevenson ... Morris
Victor Garber ... Vice President
Mehmet Kurtulus ... Hazar
Ted Levine ... General Underwood
Jorma Tommila ... Tapio
Risto Salmi Risto Salmi ... Hamara
Felicity Huffman ... CIA Director
Jim Broadbent ... Herbert
Rauno Juvonen ... Safari Pilot
Jaymes Butler ... Otis
Jason Steffan ... Dexter / Navy Seal 2
Jean-Luc Julien ... Clay
Erik Markus Schuetz Erik Markus Schuetz ... Stanley
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Storyline

When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness, there is only one person around who can save him - a 13-year old boy called Oskari. In the forest on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk, Oskari had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their own "Big Game" prize, the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters. As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to the President and his new side-kick to prove themselves and survive the most extraordinary 24 hours of their lives. Written by Production

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The hunt is on. See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | Finland | Germany | USA | France

Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,909, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$24,752

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,455,398
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (PG-13)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The adventures in the wilderness take place in Finnish Lapland, but the outdoor footage in the film, is actually from the Alps. In Writer and Director Jalmari Helander's opinion, the real Lapland locations did not suit his image of what the scenery should look like. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Oskari bends over and you can see the kitchen sponge they inserted in his quiver to keep the shape and hold the arrows in place. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Hamara: [taking a photo of Oskari with the President] Say cheese.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are interspersed with hunting photographs of Oskari and various hunting/trophy items. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK theatrical release, the distributor sought and was given advice by the BBFC on how to secure a 12A certificate. Following this advice, a single use of the word 'motherfucker' was partially obscured and the film was classified 12A. The home video release was uncut and received a 15 rating. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Great Big Fun. Big Time.
29 August 2015 | by Eric_CubedSee all my reviews

I can't understand all the haters out there hating on this one. It brings the cinema back to life the way other gratuitous movies like Armageddon, Goonies and The Rock did. It's a mix of Spielberg and Roland Emmerich. It's big, it's fun, adventurous and endearing, total adventure escapism, the way good movies should be. The cinematography is beyond astounding, and 1/2 the acting is really good. But, 1/2 the acting is really, really bad unfortunately, especially Samuel Jackson and his entourage. I kind of feel bad for Samuel Jackson in a way. It's only been recently that I haven't wished for or expected him to say some pulp fiction gangster lines in every scene. Somehow he looks depressed in this movie. Maybe because he can't say some bad-ass gangster lines? I would kill to see a pulp fiction spin off of his character, maybe roaming the world like Cain from Kung-Fu and, like the A-Team, doing good things and saving people. Or, glorious abandon, his pulp fiction character meeting up with the A-Team? Only in my dreams.


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