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Beyond the Reach (2014)

R | | Thriller | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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In the Mojave Desert, a naked and unarmed hunting guide runs from a wealthy hunter who wants to ensure his silence in the death of an old man.


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





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


Madec, an unscrupulous international entrepreneur, hires the skilled young tracker, Ben, to guide him through the barren Mojave Desert during a hunting trip. Unfortunately, things will take a turn for the unexpected, when prideful Madec shoots the wrong target unintentionally, and in a cynical attempt to wash his hands of the irrevocable deed, tries to bribe himself out of this predicament by offering Ben a hefty compensation in exchange for his silence. Now, it's Ben's turn to run for his life under the fierce and merciless sun. However, even though the unforgiving desert is limitless, on the other hand, so is the prey's desire to survive. Who shall live and who shall die in this deadly cat-and-mouse game? Written by Nick Riganas

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What began as an accident has become a deadly game.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


[first lines]
Ben: You know I can't keep this, right?
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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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482: III. Allegro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by John O'Conor, piano with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Mackerras (as Sir Charles Mackerras)
Courtesy of Telarc, by arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
[Played in Madec's car while he watches Ben in the desert]
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Not to shabby
3 May 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

So Michael Douglas still has the pull to get a movie in theaters that stars himself. Very good, cause a small picture like this needed a name to get into theaters

Mike D plays the villain and he plays it well. Rich, white, and thinks he can get away with anything. Almost like Gordon Gecko. It's the archetype everyone loves to hate.

Douglas is a hunter who accidentally kills a man on a hunting trip and tries to cover it up but his tracker is young and honest and when framing him as a co-murderer doesn't work, he decides to hunt the most dangerous game of all.

It's the type of movie that tries to mess with your mind as Douglas plays a character who does not seem that evil on the surface, but shows his spots as the movie goes on.

It's a very small movie with a very small cast and it's quite impressive how they fill the time. Thumbs up!

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Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Reach See more »

Filming Locations:

Farmington, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,287, 19 April 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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