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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.


Neil Mackay


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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Did You Know?


Mitch says it will be 10% for the getaway. One of his companions says it's a little much. Mitch hits him on the hand and in the nose with his gun. Before the gun hits the nose, the little stream of blood has already appeared. See more »


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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A Canadian Review of a Canadian Indie Flick...
3 September 2011 | by visijaredSee all my reviews

Like so many movies coming out these days, this film starts off strong... but ends up flat. A group of pro criminals on the run after a big score pick the wrong place to low law. OK, its been done.. but not for a while, and it could have been a fresh take on the story. The characters are developed, and by the midway mark you can see and understand the different personality conflicts and connections, despite all the black sunshades, grunts and head bobs cinema gangsters are for some reason restricted to communicating with. But regardless the movie sets itself up as an exciting and promising thrill ride.

However halfway through you realize the concept is flawed. By the time the bodies start to pile up, you realize you're not in for a ride but a slow crawl to a sad finish. The movie tries to become something its not, by adding old, typical action movie one-liners and having an ending with absolutely no twist at all (whoever says there's a twist ending must have watched another movie). The subplots finish at dead ends and the characters degrade into voiceless masses. The action is over the top and corny by the end. "And it started off so well", you will say to yourself...

I'm a Canadian who loves and wants Canadian film to progress, but we're not going to do it with movies like these. Please, please, please... remember movies need endings too!

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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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2.35 : 1
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