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Outpost (2008)

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In war-torn Eastern Europe, a world-weary group of mercenaries discover a long-hidden secret in an abandoned WWII bunker.

Director:

Steve Barker

Writers:

Rae Brunton (screenplay), Kieran Parker (story) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Ray Stevenson ... DC
Julian Wadham ... Hunt
Richard Brake ... Prior
Paul Blair Paul Blair ... Jordan
Brett Fancy ... Taktarov
Enoch Frost Enoch Frost ... Cotter
Julian Rivett ... Voyteche
Michael Smiley ... McKay
Johnny Meres Johnny Meres ... The Breather
Xuki Robeli Xuki Robeli ... Newsreader
Mark Smith Mark Smith ... Nazi Soldier #1
Graeme Temple Graeme Temple ... Nazi Soldier #3
Charlie Jeffrey Charlie Jeffrey ... Nazi Soldier #2
Fergus Johnston Fergus Johnston ... Special Forces Soldier
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Matt McClure ... Rescue Soldier
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In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, mysterious businessman Hunt hires ex-marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man's land. To this gang of hardened warriors, battle-worn veterans and borderline criminals killing is just a job - and one they enjoy. Their mission - to scope out an old military bunker. It should be easy - 48 hours at the most. Lots of cash for little risk, or so he says. Once at the outpost, the men make a horrific discovery that turns their mission on its head - the scene of a bloody and gruesome series of experiments, carried out by the Nazis on their own soldiers during WWII. Amid the carnage, they find something even more disturbing - someone who's still alive. As war rages above ground, and a mysterious enemy emerges from the darkness below, D.C. and his men find themselves trapped in a claustrophobic and terrifying scenario. Their mission is no longer one of safe-guarding - it's one of survival. ... Written by Anonymous

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You can't kill what's already dead

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When DC pulls out the pistol from its holder in the generator chamber, its sound is identical to Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001) when the player swaps weapons. Similarly, when the soldiers emerge from the truck, the slamming noise is the same as in RTCW when the player attempts to open a locked wooden door. See more »

Goofs

Hunt claims that when Einstein "saw the atomic bomb tests at Trinity, he abandoned the research" on the Unified Field Theory and burned his notes. Firstly, there was only ever one single Trinity test, world's first atomic test in 1945. The operation was not named after the location but the other way round: 'Trinity Site', on what is today White Sands Missile Range, was only afterwards so named because of that test.

Einstein was not among the Trinity observers, nor did he stop his work on the Unified Field Theory. The first time Einstein even published anything about it was in a 1950 article in 'Scientific American' titled "On the Generalized Theory of Gravitation". See more »

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Prior: I fuckin' love culture!
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Connections

Followed by Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9, 'Choral' - Molto Vivace
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia (as The Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia And Chorus
Courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Production Music
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A very nice surprise!
22 February 2008 | by hereugoSee all my reviews

Outpost was quite a surprise for me, and that means in a good way. I remember hearing about it a while ago but forgot all about it. I had the chance to see the movie recently and I sat down without any expectations at all. I figured it would be your typical B movie with horrible acting, but boy was I wrong. The first 10 minutes of the movie had me convinced that it would be a lot better than I had anticipated.

Memories surfaced of Dog Soldiers, mainly because a large portion of the Mercenaries team were of British, Scottish and Irish background. The cast mainly were from UK, which was nice to see them all acting different roles (Russians, etc, however poorly they did the accents).

One of the great things about Outpost is the setting. You really get a feel for a war torn country and the bunker itself seems rather eerie. The cast did a great acting job and to actually see some proper firefights for once was nice and realistic. The Mercenaries acted in a team, calling out when they are moving, setting, reloading and giving off information that would help the group move to cover, etc. Nice touch! The actual story was pretty good as well, but I won't ruin that here. Basically it is a mixture of horror and action with lots of suspense. The director deserves credit for being able to make a lot of things believable, as well as putting together the story into something that isn't a mess.

I gave this an 8 out of 10, because in my opinion, this is on the same level/quality as Dog Soldiers. Not a mega budget, but the actual story/acting/casting/direction all deserve credit. I would have paid to see this in the cinema, it was just that good. A movie that will probably go missed by lots, but for those who watch it then it most likely will be a surprise just like it was for me. If you watch it, don't expect too much from it and then you'll be able to enjoy it that much more as everything unfolds into "Wow, this is much better than I thought it would be".

Don't miss this, it's definitely worth it.


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Release Date:

11 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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