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The Frozen Ground (2013)

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An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

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Scott Walker

Writer:

Scott Walker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Sgt. Jack Halcombe
Vanessa Hudgens ... Cindy Paulson
John Cusack ... Robert Hansen
Dean Norris ... Sgt. Lyle Haugsven
Gia Mantegna ... Debbie Peters
Robert Forgit ... Sgt. Wayne Von Clasen
Brad William Henke ... Carl Galenski
Michael McGrady ... Vice Det. John Gentile
Katherine LaNasa ... Fran Hansen
Ryan O'Nan ... Officer Gregg Baker
Kevin Dunn ... Lt. Bob Jent
Connor Rockom Connor Rockom ... Hansen Son
Radha Mitchell ... Allie Halcombe
Matt Gerald ... Asst. Sgt. Ed Stauber
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Chelle Ringell
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Storyline

Alaska Trooper Jack Holcombe believes Robert Hansen is a serial killer who abducts young girls, tortures and sexually assaults them, then kills them. But Holcombe doesn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for Hansen's premises. Holcombe knows that one victim, Cyndy Paulsen, somehow survived, so he decides to seek her help, but he finds that she's now a junkie with trust issues. Holcombe has to earn her trust; meanwhile, Hansen is still hunting and killing girls. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The hunt for Alaska's most prolific serial killer. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nicolas Cage was offered to play Robert Hansen but he wanted to play the detective as a prove he can give a realistic performance See more »

Goofs

The McKay Building, looming in the background when Hansen picks up Debbie Peters, is the wrong color. In the 1970s, it was pink with maroon trim. See more »

Quotes

Jack Halcombe: How many open cases has he got?
Sgt. Wayne Von Clasen: With hunters, hikers, boaters and idiots just wandering off, about six hundred from the last two years.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with pictures and information about Hansen's known victims See more »

Connections

Featured in Projector: The Frozen Ground (2013) See more »

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Memory Finds You
Written by Nathan Picard
Performed by Nathan Picard and The Vacancy
Published by Two Tone Technicolor (ASCAP)
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A quiet tense serial killer movie
6 November 2013 | by aldri-febSee all my reviews

'Frozen Ground' undeniably has promising storyline because of it's based on true story factor. It makes audience (who doesn't know the tragedy) curious of what happens next although from the start we already know who's the killer. Scott Parker as director has succeeded to pack this low-budget movie into something's still enjoyable to watch. Also some familiar actors seems helpful to lift this movie. Cage and Cusack act convincingly as a cop and a calm mental disorder killer. Unfortunately, 'Frozen Ground' feels repeatable from other serial killer movie that could bored fans of this kind of genre. Overall, 'Frozen Ground' is a satisfying movie and above average of crime thriller. The recognizable cast somehow increases tense in this movie. I think it's too good for DVD's direct though.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Frozen Ground See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,220,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,617,460
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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