A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son.

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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 overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Nels Coxman
Laura Dern ... Grace Coxman
Micheál Richardson 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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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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The Perfect Revenge is all in the Execution. See more »


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

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Father (Nels) and son (Kyle) are played by father (Liam Neeson) and son (Micheál Richardson). See more »

Goofs

When the coroner uses a pump truck to lift the gurney of Nels' son, one then sees that the open refrigerator door is on the second of three tiers of fridges. Therefore, his body would already have been well above waist level and a pump truck would not be needed. This was likely done for a 'dissociative' effect. See more »

Quotes

Nels Coxman: I'm gonna kill him, Brock.
Brock: Sure you are. What makes you think you can kill a man?
Nels Coxman: I've killed three of his guys.
Brock: What did you do with the bodies?
Nels Coxman: Wrapped them in chicken wire, threw them on the gorge.
Brock: Chicken wire?
Nels Coxman: Yeah, to let the fish get at them. They'll eat the flesh off the bones. So the bodies don't fill with gas and rise. They stay at the bottom.
Brock: Where did you learn that?
Nels Coxman: I read it in a crime novel.
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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

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

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 5 February 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
Courtesy of Capitol Records LLC
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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More like disappearance of focus
9 February 2019 | by pigguluSee all my reviews

Starts out really good, with Neeson as the usual man on a mission and exacting brutal vengeance on a few men. But after that it shifts attention to too many needless people, mainly for comedic effect, but apparently to advance the story by inches to avoid Neeson's character from appearing to be too powerful to get things done alone. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work here since these side events don't feel parallel to the main story or interesting. For example, a female cop, portrayed as eager and hard-nosed, is constantly discovering bits of info related Neeson's son death, even confronting him out of the blue about it, appearing suspicious of him for some reason, but nothing ever happens after that. What was the point? Then the 2nd half really gets dragged on by too much forced attention on the Native Americans and the same old "white men took everything" story (I don't want to sound insensitive but it was too out of place), and a kid that would've been better off staying on the sidelines.

I had relatively high hopes for this movie, and was left disappointed.


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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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