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Cold Pursuit (2019)

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A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film 'In Order of Disappearance'.

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Hans Petter Moland

Writers:

Frank Baldwin (screenplay by), Kim Fupz Aakeson (based on the movie 'Kraftidioten' written by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Nels Coxman
Laura Dern ... Grace Coxman
Micheál Richardson ... Kyle Coxman
Michael Eklund ... Speedo
Bradley Stryker ... Limbo
Wesley MacInnes ... Dante
Tom Bateman ... Trevor 'Viking' Calcote
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Mustang
Nicholas Holmes Nicholas Holmes ... Ryan
Jim Shield ... Jaded Coroner
Aleks Paunovic ... Detective Osgard
Glenn Ennis ... Night Club Bouncer
Benjamin Hollingsworth ... Dexter
John Doman ... John 'Gip' Gipsky
Emmy Rossum ... Kim Dash
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Storyline

Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him "Citizen of the Year." But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. This unlikely hero uses his hunting skills and transforms from an ordinary man into a skilled killer as he sets out to dismantle the cartel. Nels' actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking and a rival gang boss. Justice is served in one final spectacular confrontation that will leave (almost) no one unscathed.

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Meet Nels Coxman, Citizen of the Year. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug material, and some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Order of Disappearance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,030,233, 10 February 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,138,862, 18 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,213,931, 18 April 2019
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Liam Neeson has stated this will be his final action movie role. See more »

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There are no large waterfalls, like the one used in the movie, anywhere near Denver. See more »

Quotes

Nels Coxman: I read it in a crime novel.
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits are displayed "in order of disappearance", as a reference to the original film of this title. The cast's names are all on the screen at the same time. As each name is highlighted, it turns white as if it is being turned into ash or snow and it blows away and disappears. See more »

Alternate Versions

In South Korea, the title card is displayed in both English and Korean languages together. The Korean title is "Cold Chasing". See more »

Connections

Featured in Show Me the Movie!: Episode #2.1 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 5 (Adagio un poco mosso)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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An entertaining vigilante film with most of the usual enjoyment that can be had with Neeson in the lead
7 February 2019 | by MrDHWongSee all my reviews

Cold Pursuit is an action thriller film starring Liam Neeson. Based on the Norwegian movie "In Order of Disappearance", it is an entertaining vigilante film with most of the usual enjoyment that can be had with Neeson in the lead.

In the snowy Colorado town of Kehoe, Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) works as a snowplow driver clearing the roads for passing motorists. One day, Nels' son Kyle suddenly dies from an apparent heroin overdose, despite him not having any history with drugs. Suspecting foul play, Nels decides to take matters into his own hands to find out what was really responsible for killing his son, and inadvertently becomes involved in a bloody feud between two violent gangs.

With Liam Neeson as his typical one-man-army self, Cold Pursuit is a fast paced action fare with an interesting enough story to move things along nicely. Although Neeson is the film's lead actor, it is Tom Bateman as the film's main antagonist who steals the show in every scene he is in. His sleazy, unhinged performance was so unpredictable that it was always intriguing to see what he would do next. The one main problem with the film is that it does not balance its comedy and drama that well. Normally with black comedies like Fargo or In Bruges, there would always be solid comic relief to counteract any scenes of brutal violence or emotional severity. Unfortunately, this film is only sporadically funny, and this lack of humour makes the serious moments feel harsh and unpleasant. This may come down to the way the story has been adapted from its Norwegian source material to suit American audiences, as some of the film's Scandinavian quirkiness would have likely been lost in translation. With that said, Cold Pursuit is still worth seeing for fans of Liam Neeson effortlessly plowing through his enemies by himself (pun intended).

I rate it 7/10


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