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TV-14 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 4 July 2014 (USA)
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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 »

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Evelyn Purcell (as Evelyn Maude Purcell)

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

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Run. Fight. Survive. The hunt is on.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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USA | South Africa | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo un sol abrasador See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Film debut of Maisie Williams. See more »

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[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.
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Happy Day
Performed by Nexus Plate
Written by Flipper Dalton (C. Miller)
Courtesy of The Cellar Music
Produced by Flipper Dalton (uncredited)
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Entertaining
2 January 2015 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

I'm not sure about the hate this movie seems to be getting, as it is far from as bad as what some people are saying.

Plot In A Paragraph: Paul (Stephen Dorff) is a hyena expert who is preparing for a trip to the wilds of Africa to research them with his new Russain girlfriend Tally (Svetlana Metkina) and his teenage daughter Jo (Maisie Williams) from an earlier relationship. However things take a turn for the worse when they come across three villains led by Mallick (Peter Stormare) Dorff does as you'd expect, though he doesn't have that much to do, Svetlana Metkina does OK and carries the majority of the movie along with the awesome Maisie Williams, who stops Jo being the cliché of teenage brat/brooding step daughter.


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