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
Michael Douglas's father, Kirk Douglas, starred in Spartacus (1960). Hanna Mangan Lawrence starred in Spartacus Blood and Sand (2010). See more »
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You know I can't keep this, right?
Man, your grandfather made it for you.
To give the man I love.
Come on, you won't miss me. Your practice at six every morning, classes... All those college guys...
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Truth be told, the story is unfortunately not the best part of this movie. Michael Douglas is back as Madec, a character seemingly based loosely on the Gordon Gecko persona we all know well. Douglas has the ability to play selfish, arrogant and filthy rich with unprecedented realism.
Madec bribes his way into shooting a bighorn with a local sheriff's department and hires young Ben as a tracker. Along the way and in the middle of nowhere the main characters collide and a deadly cat and mouse game begins.
The acting of Douglas is one of the strong points of the movie. Along with the beautiful scenery of the Mojave desert, this flick is certainly worth your while.
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