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.


Gary Jones


Jeff Miller (screenplay), Gary Jones (screenplay) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Ms. K
Jill Evyn ... Trish
Clifton Williams Clifton Williams ... Marty
Victoria Ramos 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 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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Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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CRAZY CREDITS: No critters were harmed in the making of this film. The characters, events, companies, and programs presented in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead or in a cave at the top of a mountain, or to actual events, companies, or programs is purely coincidental. Ownership of this motion picture is protected by copyright and other applicable laws, and any unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition of this motion picture could result in criminal prosecution as well as civil liability and/or the wrath of Bunyan. See more »


Meeks: You desecrated the resting place of Bunyan's only friend.
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This Ox Is Cooked
8 September 2014 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

We begin on a cold and wintry day in 1894 Minnesota. Lumberjacks are getting ready to feast on a big mammal - unfortunately, the beast turns out to be Paul Bunyan's legendary blue ox. The wrathful Mr. Bunyan arrives and chops up everyone in sight. Discovering the massacre, graying "Grizzly Adams" star Dan Haggerty (as Bill) is appalled. We will get to see the bloody opening scene in even in more detail, during a later flashback. In the present, the area is apparently a corrections facility for first offenders, and we see a group arrive for correction. They are not "technically" a group of five teenagers, as is pointed out by kindly psychologist Kristina Kopf (as Ms. K)...

The "boot camp" is run in a drill sergeant manner by Thomas "Tom" Downey. On a hike, handsome hunk Jesse Kove (as Zachery "Zack" Moore) finds Paul Bunyan's ox' horn and makes it a keepsake. This desecration rouses monster Bunyan, who has grown into a much bigger ugly monster. He decides to chop everyone up, like he did in the past. One good thing about the story was the inability to predict the numerical death order for the males. The females are easier. Amber Collins (as Claire "CB" Tanner) makes the most of her role. Some of the early scenes are okay, especially nice is the deer and bear. By the end, Bunyan is laughable. The filmmakers should have showed less.

Axe Giant (6/1/13) Gary Jones ~ Amber Connor, Joe Estevez, Jesse Kove, Thomas Downey

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18 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan See more »


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$775, 2 June 2013

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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