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Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)

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Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Connor Amber Connor ... CB Tanner
Joe Estevez ... Meeks
Dan Haggerty ... Foreman Bill
Thomas Downey ... Sgt. Hoke (as Tom Downey)
Tim Lovelace ... Sheriff Tanner
Jesse Kove ... Zack
Kristina Kopf Kristina Kopf ... Ms. K
Jill Evyn ... Trish
Clifton Williams Clifton Williams ... Marty
Victoria Ramos ... Rosa
Chris Hahn ... Gunnar Wolfgang Bunyan
Donna Williams Donna Williams ... Mel
Bud Moffett Bud Moffett ... Budd
Alan Tuskes ... Elmer the Cook
Daniel Alan Kiely ... Greenhorn


Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.

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Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunyan See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$775, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,287, 16 June 2013
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


At 13:31 we see the Department of Corrections logo on the bus door. The name of the town shown is "L'Etoile du Nord, Minnesota". The French translates into English as "The North Star". See more »

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This was... well, something in its own league... let's just call it that!

While "Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan" isn't among the worst of movies that I have seen, it is far up on the scale.

This slasher movie tries to incorporate the Paul Bunyan tale with some good old fashioned teenage slash-fest. But ultimately the end result was rather tame and less than interesting, to say the least.

A group of young delinquents are sent away to a reform boot-camp in the middle of a forested mountainside, under the supervision of gung-ho police officer Sgt. Hoke and a psychiatrist. However, the group run afoul a giant that is stalking the mountainside. The giant is wielding a massive axe and is ferocious and hellbent on killing anything in his path.

Storywise, then "Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan" was a very generic and genre stereotypic slasher movie, although trying to put in some legend and folk lore - which failed miserably.

The effects in the movie were adequate at times, while at other times they were so low-budget that you can't help but shake your head in disbelief and laugh out loud at them.

I don't recall a single face seen throughout the movie, and as such I suppose that is a good enough thing, as it is nice to see unfamiliar faces in movies, as to not draw associations to previous roles the actors or actresses have portrayed.

"Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan" wasn't entertaining and it was very tempting to let one's attention drift towards something else as the movie trotted on mundanely on the screen. Sometimes you just wonder why certain films gets produced, funded and even makes it off the drawing board.

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