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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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... Jack Halcombe
... Cindy Paulson
... Robert Hansen
... Sgt. Lyle Haugsven
... Debbie Peters
... Sgt. Wayne Von Clasen
... Carl Galenski
... Vice Det. John Gentile
... Fran Hansen
... Gregg Baker
... Lt. Bob Jent
Connor Rockom ... Hansen Son
... Allie Halcombe
... Ed Stauber
... 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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11 July 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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Frozen Ground  »

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$27,220,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Robert Hansen: We agreed on a price, and Goddammit, that's how it's gonna be!
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The end credits begin with pictures and information about Hansen's known victims See more »

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

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Take Me Home
Written by Robert Cutarella and Minna Walker
Performed by Pixie Revolution
Published by Imagine All Music Now (ASCAP) & Pixie Revolution
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Great and Effective Old-Fashioned Thriller
16 November 2013 | by See 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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