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Beyond the Reach (2014)

R | | Thriller | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.

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Stephen Susco (screenplay), Robb White (based on the book: "Deathwatch")

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Douglas ... Madec
Jeremy Irvine ... Ben
Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Laina
Ronny Cox ... Sheriff Robb
Patricia Bethune ... Secretary
Jadelyn Dawn Wilkins Jadelyn Dawn Wilkins ... Dead Girl w / Lipstick
Eddy Glenn Patterson Eddy Glenn Patterson ... Helicopter Pilot
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Storyline

Madec, an international and unscrupulous entrepreneur, hires the skilled young tracker Ben to guide him through the fearful and barren Mojave Desert during a hunting trip. Unfortunately, however, things will take a turn for the worse, when prideful Madec shoots unintentionally the wrong target, and in a cynical attempt to wash his hands of the irrevocable deed, Madec will try to bribe himself out of this predicament by offering Ben a hefty compensation in exchange for his silence. But as this is against Ben's principles, before long, the unfortunate tracker will run for his life under the fierce and merciless sun. Undoubtedly, the desert is limitless, but on the other hand, so is the desire to survive. Written by Nick Riganas

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What began as an accident has become a deadly game.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Reach See more »

Filming Locations:

Farmington, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,287, 19 April 2015

Gross USA:

$45,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,100,432
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

The film is a remake of the 1974 ABC Movie of the Week, Savages (1974). Sam Bottoms and Andy Griffith portrayed the Jeremy Irvine and Michael Douglas roles, respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is laying on the ground and Madec is shooting near him to see if he is still alive, Ben is facing away from Madec. There is then a close up of Bens face and specifically his eye which shows a reflection of Madec turning and walking away. He would not be visible in a reflection since Ben is facing away. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: You know I can't keep this, right?
[pause]
Ben: Man, your grandfather made it for you.
Laina: To give the man I love.
Ben: Come on, you won't miss me. Your practice at six every morning, classes... All those college guys...
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Connections

Remake of Savages (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
Arranged by GH Bluegrass Pickers
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
[The second tune played in Charlie's shanty]
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Good High Drama in the Desert

Ultra wealthy businessman , Madec (Michael Douglas), needs a new trophy, a long horned sheep. He hires Ben (Jeremy Irvine) as a tracker to hunt in the Mojave Desert. He thinks he spots a long horned sheep and fires, and he and Ben see that Madec has killed Charlie (Martin Palmer) who lived and roamed in the desert. Madec makes a deal with Ben to cover this up. The way he does this is quite clever. Ben agrees then changes his mind. Madec makes Ben take off his clothes to walk the desert hoping Ben will die.

As Ben goes off into the hot burning desert (Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!) Madec tracks him in his $500,000 SUV, his rifle, and with binoculars as he needs to see Ben die; and we keep hoping Ben will find something to get out of this predicament.

The rest of the movie shows Ben struggling to get away from Madec and we do see some surprises so it's not as boring as one might suspect.

The acting is good all around.

The ending isn't what I expected, but it'll do. (5/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Soft stuff only.


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