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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 Steyr Scout is the rifle carried by John Madec (Michael Douglas) in the film. He specifically identifies the rifle as a "Steyr Scout, .308". See more »


When Madec hands Ben the rifle, he says the Leupold scope is the best scope out of Sweden. Leupold is an American brand who makes all their scopes in the United States. 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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Remake of Savages (1974) See more »


Man of Constant Sorrow
Arranged by GH Bluegrass Pickers
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
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This movie isn't really anything amazing but it is entertaining & very watchable. I did like this & its not a bad rent
5 May 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Beyond this point there will be monsters." Ben (Irvine) is a master tracker and guide who has been hired my Madec (Douglas), a rich businessman. After leading him out to a barren desert wasteland Madec's true colors come out. Now, facing a dangerous situation, Ben must find a way out, alive and in time to warn others. This movie isn't really anything amazing but it is also entertaining and very watchable. I did like the movie but one thing kept bugging me about it the entire time. Michael Douglas is a sharpshooter and ruthless, yet the entire movie revolves around him trying to kill Ben. I would think one shot could do it...on the other hand if that happened there would be no movie. All that out of the way though the movie is tense in some parts, but becomes somewhat repetitive and loses steam toward the end. Again though, I did like this and this is not a bad rent. Overall, nothing amazing, but it is entertaining enough to keep you watching for the entire hour and a half. I give this a B-.

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Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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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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