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Big Game (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.

Director:

Jalmari Helander

Writers:

Jalmari Helander (screenplay by), Jalmari Helander (based on the original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... US President William Alan Moore
Onni Tommila ... Oskari
Ray Stevenson ... Morris
Victor Garber ... Vice President
Mehmet Kurtulus ... Hazar
Ted Levine ... General Underwood
Jorma Tommila ... Tapio
Risto Salmi ... Hamara
Felicity Huffman ... CIA Director
Jim Broadbent ... Herbert
Rauno Juvonen ... Safari Pilot
Jaymes Butler ... Otis
Jason Steffan ... Dexter / Navy Seal 2
Jean-Luc Julien ... Clay
Erik Markus Schuetz Erik Markus Schuetz ... Stanley
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Storyline

When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness, there is only one person around who can save him - a 13-year old boy called Oskari. In the forest on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk, Oskari had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their own "Big Game" prize, the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters. As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to the President and his new side-kick to prove themselves and survive the most extraordinary 24 hours of their lives. Written by Production

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The President has one small chance of survival. See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Several of the Finnish actors in this movie were also in another Jalmari Helander film, Rare Exports (2010). See more »

Goofs

When the boy shakes hands with his father, from one camera angle he uses his right hand but when the angle changes they shake left hands. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Hamara: [taking a photo of Oskari with the President] Say cheese.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are interspersed with hunting photographs of Oskari and various hunting/trophy items. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the US Blu-ray the PG-13 theatrical version runs 87 minutes, with the 91-minute uncut version included as an unrated extended cut. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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"My forest, my rules..."
7 May 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Now I rather enjoyed this... OK, so it isn't going to trouble an Academy jury anywhere, but it is a good end-to-end action movie with bows and arrows - but not a sign of Robin Hood! Samuel L. Jackson is the President onboard Air Force One when it is attacked by a missile. He is bundled into his escape pod and lands in the midst of what turns out to be a Finnish forest. Meantime a local young lad is being trained by his father to be a hunter and so when he stumbles upon, and releases the President, they - together - have to try and find their way to a phone. Of course it isn't that simple - the President is being hunted; rather preposterously - like big game - by a Russian millionaire lunatic who is aided by a disaffected Secret Service agent who set the whole thing up in the first place (not a spoiler - we discover that very, very early on). The two now have to stay one step ahead of their pursuers with the help of the aforementioned bow and arrow, a shoe and an old fridge complete with some frozen venison. It's daft, with some really naff CGI - but Onni Tommila ("Oskari") the young lad and SLJ gel well together, the latter is on good form with some quite witty one-liners and joyous facial expressions as I think even he realises just how silly this all is... Great fun, though - and I'd recommend if you've got ninety minutes to spare, and no particularly high expectations...


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Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,909, 28 June 2015

Gross USA:

$24,752

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,455,398
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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