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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 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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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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Budget:

$27,220,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in 26 days. By the end of filming, the days had 3-1/2 fewer hours of daylight. See more »

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When Holcombe and Von Clausen are doing surveillance on Hansen, the side windows of their car are coated in ice too thick to see through. In the next sequence, they pursue Hansen with crystal clear windows. See more »

Quotes

Robert Hansen: Goddammit, Bob!
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The end credits begin with pictures and information about Hansen's known victims See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.135 (2012) See more »

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Smoke From A Gun
Written by Larry Greene and Roger Craig
Performed by Fortune
Published by Songs of Benair Churchill (BMI) & a/c Mellin-Greene / Errigal Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Benair Churchill LLC and Larry Gree and Roger Craig
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Great and Effective Old-Fashioned Thriller
16 November 2013 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1993, in Anchorage, Alaska, the young prostitute Cindy Paulson (Vanessa Hudgens) is found cuffed in her apartment and she claims that she has been rapped and threatened by Robert "Bob" Hansen (John Cusack), a citizen married with children. The police officers do not believe on her words and Cindy returns to the streets and Bob is not accused.

Meanwhile Sergeant Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) is assigned to investigate the murder of seven young women and the detective that found Cindy secretly sends her case to him. Jack believes that Bob is the serial-killer but he has no evidences to arrest him. Jack tries to earn Cindy's trust to send Bob to the court but she is afraid and tries to leave Alaska.

"The Frozen Ground' is a great and effective old-fashioned thriller that is supported in performances and not in explosions, car chases or special effects. Based on true events, the plot succeeds in keeping the attention of the viewer, despite the killer's identity be disclosed in the beginning. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sangue no Gelo" ("Blood on the Ice")


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