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Heatstroke (2013)

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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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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Way of Baba
Performed by Flipper Dalton & Busi Mhlongo
Written by Flipper Dalton & Busi Mhlongo
Courtesy of Melt 2000 Ltd
Produced by Flipper Dalton (uncredited)
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Stephen Dorff fans expecting a Stephen Dorff actionthriller are setting themselves up for a disappointment
1 September 2014 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

This movie could be used in filmclass on how not to make an effective dramathriller.

The first third establishes Stephen Dorff as the main lead, at that point of the movie it's a familydrama.

That changes though in the second third, where without spoiling anything "something happens" and Stephen Dorff "dissappears from the movie".

Which of course is a surprise as the movie markets itself as a Stephen Dorff-movie on the cover and he's the dominating force in the first third as well as said.

He's also sporting a gun in the cover to make you believe it's a actionthriller but in the movie he does not have a gun, he plays a very non-threatening hyena expert.

The movie then pretty much out of the blue turns into a thriller with Dorff's girlfriend and daughter trying to escape badly written stereotypical "bad guys" played by Peter Stormare (who could play a role like this in his sleep) and 2 unknowns.

The acting overall is uninspired and occasionally just plain bad, the kid does try and gets it right occasionally but she can't save this movie although I'm sure in another movie with the right director she can shine but it's just a lackluster production overall.

3.5 out of 10 from me, there are hints that there are some talent involved, but overall it just fails to entertain and make you care about what's gonna happen.


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