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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.

Director:

Hans Petter Moland

Writers:

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

Filmed in March 2017, but not released until February 2019. See more »

Goofs

The snow plow featured throughout the movie is an American conventional day cab, possibly a Ford, but in one scene where it is used to push a Jeep off the road they used a European cab-over with a high roof and sleeper, possibly a Volvo. See more »

Quotes

Thorpe: Do you have any idea what I can do to you... on Yelp?
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: The character names in the credits supposedly vanish in 'order of disappearance', but the order is not correct and there are some which vanish together but they do not disappear together. The actual order of disappearance is; Kyle, Coroner & Det. Osgard, Dante (although he is listed dead later), Speedo, Limbo, Grace, Santa, Waitress, Simon, The Eskimo, Brock, Ahn, Dexter, Sly, Minya, Bone, Aya, Resort Clerk, Chuck, Mustang, Thorpe & Shiv & War Dog & Windex & Smoke (plus 7 more), Ryan, Dash, Gipsky, Viking, Avalanche, White Bull & Nels. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Indian video/television release was slightly cut to receive a U/A (parental guidance) rating. The word "Bastard" was muted once, and the visuals of a severed head were removed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Febrero 2019 (2019) See more »

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Coyote Dance
Written by David Pickell & Jim Wilson
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd & Blue Northern Publishing (BMI)
All rights on behalf of Blue Northern Publishing administered by Warner/Chappell North America Ltd.
Performed by Robbie Robertson
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Great Film Once You Understand Its Intention, With a Beautifully Surreal Depiction of Denver
9 February 2019 | by dogmaticdogsSee all my reviews

This film was not what I was expecting but once I understood and came to grips with the fact it was a dark comedy, in a Fargo-esque sort of way, and a parody of revenge killing films, rather than meant to be taken seriously other than for its beautiful absurdity, I started to really enjoy it.

The whole movie was fun escapism with gratuitous violence, and hyper-exaggerated cliché portrayals of Native Americans, crime bosses and average men being local heroes, etc. Not to mention an exponentially growing kill tally. What is not to love?

It was a special treat for those of us that live in Denver, as although much of the movie was supposed to take place here, none of the neighborhoods, architecture, streets, buildings, trees, landscaping, mountain ranges, etc. matched anything close to what really exists in Denver. I spent the entire movie looking for something I could place as actually being in Denver, but I came up empty. Instead, a totally fictitious version thereof was portrayed (too surreal to match any actual city I am aware of, but closer to a blend of the more affluent parts of Los Angeles and Vancouver than Denver, with world class architecture and night clubs) which fit in perfectly with the artfully crafted alternative universe intended to be created. Like the bizarre relationships between the characters, I slowly began to realize that what first appeared to be a sloppy annoyance was in fact an intentional critique of the genre and actually a quite clever game with the audience.

Many will undoubtedly knock this film for being unrealistic, absurd, over the top, culturally insensitive, and with settings that did not match named cities (at least those such as Denver that actually exist). Those people just failed to see that was the entire point. You shouldn't go in expecting to see realism, complex character development, suspense and drama, or something akin to Taken. Instead, go in expecting to see a dark comedy parody film. Think Fargo meets Peppermint, with a wink to Quentin Tarantino in honor of his impact on modern cinema.


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Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,030,233, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$32,138,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,419,755
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2.39 : 1
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