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Beyond the Reach (2014)

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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.

Writers:

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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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, 17 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,577, 26 April 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Filmed in Farmington, NM and surrounding area like Shiprock, NM on the Navajo Reservation. See more »

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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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Arranged by GH Bluegrass Pickers
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
[The second tune played in Charlie's shanty]
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Old-school-young versus the new-technology-old
12 October 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

Occasionally we all get needy. So Ben, a young hunting guide, may perhaps be forgiven for taking a large bribe from an arrogant, ridiculously wealthy and fearless client. The two descend into the Mojave Desert wilderness in order to hunt bighorn out of season. There are many red flags to this, yet Ben's girlfriend just left for college and he is left considering if solitude and poverty are in his future. Deep into the desert it is not long before an incident occurs that sets Ben and Madec, a C.E.O. with a sport utility vehicle that costs over half a million dollars, at odds with each other. It is the old-school-young versus the new-technology-old in a delicious thriller. Michael Douglas, starring as Madec, returns to his stock and trade as a depraved and greedy man who lets no one get in the way of himself and his obsessions. Douglas gives a fine performance, yet he can't carry the film on his own. It is far-fetched, shallow and disjointed at times. The film is, however, compelling and fulfilling in its story and the possibilities it presents. It gives truth to Melville's saying that "an utterly fearless companion is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward." Seen at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


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