4.8/10
2,893
40 user 17 critic

Heatstroke (2013)

TV-14 | | Action, Thriller | 4 July 2014 (USA)
Trailer
1:59 | Trailer
On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. His girlfriend is put to the ultimate survival ... See full summary »

Director:

Evelyn Purcell (as Evelyn Maude Purcell)

Writers:

Anne Brooksbank, Hannah Nyala (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Dorff ... Paul
Svetlana Metkina ... Tally
Maisie Williams ... Josie
Peter Stormare ... Mallick
Warrick Grier Warrick Grier ... Bodley
Calvin Hayward Calvin Hayward ... Foy
Jeanne Neilson ... Miriam (as Jeanne Nielson)
Ndalo Stofile Ndalo Stofile ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Roux Andrew Roux ... Dib
Edit

Storyline

On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. His girlfriend is put to the ultimate survival test as she attempts to evade the killers and protect his teenage daughter. Written by crew

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Run. Fight. Survive. The hunt is on.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Maisie Williams. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paul: [lecturing] Most people think of hyenas as cowardly scavengers - waiting around impotently for left overs, while the stronger faster animals eat their fill. They're wrong. There's a lot more to them than that. Look at them.
[indicating video footage]
Paul: Hyenas are fierce hunters. They're all muscle and teeth. Their top speed in about 35 miles an hour.
See more »

Soundtracks

Tabula Rasa
Performed by Revent
Written by Ian Madden, Josh Rosenblatt & Kevin Cliver
Courtesy of Revent Records
See more »

User Reviews

 
An uneven effort that succeeds at some levels - the deep faults are surprisingly ignorable
25 October 2014 | by lhunt-9See all my reviews

OK. Let's start with the weaknesses. Formulaic plot. Jarring gaps in narrative. Stereotyped bad guys. Dumb behaviour causing the thematic problem. Now that that's out of the way, the scenery is fascinating, and the two female leads are absolutely fine in carrying out their roles. This is a part of the world we rarely see in film, and the settings are edifying. Also, the scientific material on hyenas is very interesting, and the development of a theme around their behaviour is pretty clever. This is a deeply flawed movie, but I didn't find it that hard to watch, and my memories of having seen it are mostly positive. It's worth watching if you're interested in African settings, animal behaviour and/or general adventure themes.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 40 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA | South Africa | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heatstroke See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.39: 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed