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Big Game (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 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 »
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | Finland | Germany

Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Game - Caccia al presidente See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,909, 28 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,909, 28 June 2015
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (PG-13)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The adventures in the wilderness take place in Finnish Lapland, but the outdoor footage in the film, is actually from the Alps. In Writer and Director Jalmari Helander's opinion, the real Lapland locations did not suit his image of what the scenery should look like. See more »

Goofs

The escape pod transponder was separated from the escape pod, yet Hazar and Morris were able to find the escape pod. See more »

Quotes

Hazar: [shutting the President in a box] My apologies, first class is full.
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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

Featured in Projector: Spy/Big Game (2015) See more »

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Above average kid's flick (lets be crystal clear)

Looking at the other reviews, there seems to be a miscommunication about what type of film this is.

So this reviewer will be crystal clear: from the moment film first went into the camera, this project was intended a family/kids film destined to appear on cable channels all over the world either on a Saturday matinée or in the after-dinner hours.

Aside from Sam Jackson (whom I have been calling in my reviews since the 1990s "the most overexposed actor in film history") everyone else is second tier B movie material.

This is not die-hard "puberty edition." This is about fathers and sons and everything else is secondary to that.

So, now that we are crystal, it is really not bad. The effects are good, the bad guys are convincing, and even the action scenes work well.

Above average kids flick.


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