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Battleground (2012)

Skeleton Lake (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Thriller | 2012 (Canada)
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A bank robbery goes awry and the robbers hold up within a forest, but there is another that dwells here, an ex Vietnam vet. Soon, a battle of survival erupts as the thieves' now have to fight for their very existence.

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Neil Mackay
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Cast overview:
Bryan Larkin ... Mitch
Hugh Lambe ... The Hunter
Bob Cymbalski ... Texas
Robert Nolan ... Logan
Mark Munro Mark Munro ... Kowalski
Damon E. White Damon E. White ... Crowley
Frank Ieraci ... Dominic
Lee Anne Ford Lee Anne Ford ... Heather (as Lee Sandford)
Bass Stewart Bass Stewart ... Boyfriend
Ramen Zarafshan Ramen Zarafshan ... The Voice
Ryan Borg Ryan Borg ... Young Hunter
Sean McAulay Sean McAulay ... Redneck
Merella Fernandez Merella Fernandez ... News Reporter
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A bank robbery goes awry and the robbers hold up within a forest, but there is another that dwells here, an ex Vietnam vet. Soon, a battle of survival erupts as the thieves' now have to fight for their very existence.

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The Ambush Begins


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When the hunter lays down fire on the brown Chevrolet, Mitch and Texas spot him. Running toward the hunter, Mitch is carrying only a handgun. However, when he opens fire on the hunter, he does so with an automatic rifle. When the hunter returns fire, the only thing Mitch is holding again, is his handgun. See more »

Quotes

Dominic: [deserting the rest of the surviving group] What good is the money if none of us will be alive to spend it?
Dominic: [on being hunted down] We're not in charge here
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Interesting concept.
11 June 2012 | by rawiri42See all my reviews

Battleground is a movie that has been done before. The only thing is that each of its elements were in different movies (for example: Predator - except that the predator in that was a science-fiction alien and in this he's real)! Basically whilst certainly not a great film of the genre, Battleground is worth the time taken to watch it. Unfortunately, the director fell into the same trap that so many others have succumbed to whereby there is a scene where the predator runs away from three heavily-armed men through the forest. All three are letting loose with machine guns (at least one with one in each hand!) and yet the only person who gets anything like a hit is the cameraman who manages at least three seconds of a clear shot of the fleeing man's back whilst the three pursuers cant even scratch him! As I say, this is nothing new, It happened in several Arnold Scwartzenegger films where several good guys (or vice versa) fire several hundred rounds at the fleeing bad guy (or vice versa) and yet the bad guy, with only a hand gun manages to take out more than one of them over his shoulder. It insults the viewers' intelligence and, in my case anyway, cost some points in my rating of the movie. Other than that though, Battleground is definitely a thriller - although, with just a couple of brief exceptions, not really a horror film - and, as I say, worth the time.


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English

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2012 (Canada) See more »

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Bradford, Ontario, Canada See more »

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CAD600,000 (estimated)
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