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Backcountry (2014)

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An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.


Adam MacDonald


Adam MacDonald
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Cast overview:
Jeff Roop ... Alex
Missy Peregrym ... Jenn
Nicholas Campbell ... Ranger
Eric Balfour ... Brad


An urban couple go camping in the Canadian wilderness - where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots - the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex's desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point. When... Written by Producer

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some gruesome creature violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

North Bay, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During a bear attack, Jenn unleashes a bear spray on the attacking bear. Even though the spray was directed to a target outside of their tent, Brad and Jenn were inside. The stream would have left some of the spray inside of the tent, and the two humans would have felt the effects. Though not as pronounced as the bear felt. They should have felt some eye irritation and coughing. See more »


Towards the beginning of the film, when Alex sings "Always Keep An Edge On Your Knife" in the car, the car switches lanes between shots. See more »


Alex: You know we'll be lucky to see anything bigger than a chipmunk, right?
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Looking For The Magic
Written and Performed by Dwight Twilley (as Dwight Twilley Band)
Courtesy of Capitol Records, under exclusive license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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Really good...
20 March 2015 | by lewis-sandsSee all my reviews

Been a long time since i have watched a movie and felt real fear in the pit of my stomach as a result, but there it is. Back Country kept my attention well enough to keep me watching, maybe because i wanted to see what happened to the couple, or maybe because i like the outdoors. Hmm? Dunno but in the end i am glad i watched Back Country. I am a horror fan, and a thriller fan, and , well a movie fan all around, but lately i have been trying to watch a movie that made me feel frightened, and scared deep in my stomach. Weird? maybe, but that is how i used to feel when i watched a truly scary movie unlike now when i find myself grossed out and feeling a little like a just watch something illegal more often than not. Maybe i am becoming jaded? who knows, who cares! This movie made me feel that old nervous and butterflies in my stomach kind of scared so i am grateful! Watch Back Country and enjoy yourself because i sure as heck did!

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