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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

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Scott Walker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... 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 ... Gregg Baker
Kevin Dunn ... Lt. Bob Jent
Connor Rockom Connor Rockom ... Hansen Son
Radha Mitchell ... Allie Halcombe
Matt Gerald ... 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

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


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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Frozen Ground See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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$27,220,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Hansen died August 21, 2014, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. He was 75. See more »

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In the epilogue, set in 1983, a modern flat-screen TV (turned off) is on the wall at the airport. 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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The end credits begin with pictures and information about Hansen's known victims See more »

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

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At The Playground
Written by Joe Conte
Performed by Killtube
Published by Burnmore Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of A&R Select
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Decent movie that only scratches the surface of Hansen's diabolical crime spree
2 October 2013 | by fredngrahamSee all my reviews

This is a decent movie, which ironically would best be viewed on the big screen given the visually arresting shots of the Alaskan landscape except that it had a very tiny release on the big screen, and has most certainly been seen more on-demand and now through the DVD format. In case a viewer of "The Frozen Ground" is left unsatisfied with the necessary compression of events, composite characters, etc. that are necessary to produce a movie of less than two hours in length, and want to learn more about the Hansen case that inspired the movie one could do worse then read "Fair Game" (http://tinyurl.com/mqssp5z) by Bernard DuClos that was recently republished. Reading it as a companion to the

movie will help the viewer of "The Frozen Ground" realize the liberties that were inevitably taken to make it suitable for the silver screen as well as understand elements of Hansen's life and killing spree that the picture did not have time to delve into such as more of Hansen's background (which early on indicated a propensity toward crime) and the back story of the whole oil pipeline boom that produced the mafia controlled prostitution/strip bar scene that Hudgen's character is entangled in.


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