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Edge of Winter (2016)

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When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.


Rob Connolly





Cast overview:
Joel Kinnaman ... Elliot Baker
Percy Hynes White ... Caleb Baker
Tom Holland ... Bradley Baker
Rachelle Lefevre ... Karen
Rossif Sutherland ... Luc
Shiloh Fernandez ... Richard
Shaun Benson ... Ted
Patrick Garrow ... Gas Station Clerk


Elliot Baker seizes the chance to develop a better relationship with his sons when his ex-wife, Karen, and her new husband take a vacation and leave the boys with him. What starts as a bonding opportunity turns into a nightmarish adventure when they get stranded in a deserted cabin near the lake as night falls and a snowstorm rages. Bradley, 15, and Caleb, 12, quickly learn more about their father and what they truly mean to him in this gripping tale of family and survival Written by joblo.com

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Nothing is more dangerous than a father's love.


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Canada | USA



Release Date:

2 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Backcountry See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joel Kinneman and Tom Holland, have been in superhero movies, Tom as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. And Joel as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad. Percy Hynes White also stars as Andy Strucker in X-Men based TV show, The Gifted. See more »


The two hunters' truck, stuck in what was apparently a snowstorm, had the driver's window down in every shot but the interior apparently received no snowfall. See more »


[last lines]
Bradley Baker: We'll be okay. Alright.
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Performed by Brooke Blair & Will Blair (as William Blair)
Written by Brooke Blair & Will Blair (as William Blair)
Published by Blair Brothers Music
Appears courtesy of Blair Brothers Music
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Great Acting, Decent Movie
9 August 2016 | by vegicatSee all my reviews

No idea why people are harshing on this movie. Yes, the plot is simple, but that's because it's not a horror flick or action flick - - it's a psychological family drama thriller. As in, tense.

There's beautiful scenery, minimal music, and other than a few scenes (not going to spoil that), most of what happens is fairly straightforward. Joel Kinnaman, looking a bit haggard, (the delicious co-star of The Killing) delivers top-notch acting, as do both of the boys. Their relationship and interaction is believable, and thankfully, there isn't any annoying precociousness or preciousness in the kid's characters.

I'm not sure what people were expecting from the movie, but after reading some of the reviews/comments, I watched it anyway, and I wasn't disappointed. If you're looking for something with a lot of violence or gore, or some feel-good story with a dramatic ending, this isn't the film for you. If you are looking for a somewhat bleak story line with great acting, then check it out.

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