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.
There are no large waterfalls, like the one used in the movie, anywhere near Denver. See more »
Every other parent was there.
Trevor 'Viking' Calcote:
You're right, I forgot about the bullying seminar. But I'm allowed to forget, you know why? Because I wrote a check for a new computer center. You write a check, you get to skip on 150 bullying seminars. That's the math. That's one of the perks of my business.
You're not a businessman, Trevor. You're a criminal.
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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 »
In South Korea, the title card is displayed in both English and Korean languages together. The Korean title is "Cold Chasing". See more »
One of the best times at the movies in quite a while. Had no idea this movie had been released, and went to the theatre today to catch "Glass" before it left. However, I was a bit too late for that one and noticed the new Neeson movie.
Theatre was surprisingly quite full and the crowd obviously had a good time.
"Cold Pursuit" is a semi-serious thriller that is in a way a sort of spoof of past Neeson flicks and the genre. A lot of dark humor here, and the movie almost goes off the rails with it by the end. One movie that comes to mind is "In Bruge", where the violence is very much a part of the humor. Smart, funny, and dark..with a touch of class to boot. A slight nod to past Coen Brothers' films I think as well - at least in feel and atmosphere.
Many deaths here, not always on camera, and the movie even does you a favor of tallying it up for you in a funny way. (note the religious symbols with each death card)
Liam is billed as the star, of course, and events surrounding him obviously serve as a catalyst to what unfolds along the way. However, this movie is not all about him being front and center as his typical past thrillers have been. Really great cast here and the scenery is cast member in its own right.
The two flaws in the movie, in my opinion, was not fully realizing the story of the two cops played by Emmy Rossum and John Dorman, especially Rossum. Also, the movie ultimately seems to lose track a bit on the event that set everything in motion - Coxman's (Neeson) murdered son.
Still, the movie's end was pretty satisfying nonetheless. Definitely as must see for fans of Neeson and dark humor.
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