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Peaks and Valleys (2019)

Wrapped in plastic and thrown from a plane into a rural Alaskan lake would usually mean the end of the story. For Bailey, it's just the beginning.

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Michael Burns
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Credited cast:
Kitty Mahoney Kitty Mahoney ... Bailey
Ted Carney Ted Carney ... Cliff (as Theadore Carney)
Kevin T. Bennett ... Jack
Emmy Rozkydal ... Victim
Steve Silba Steve Silba ... Airport Manager
Greg Rowland ... Pilot
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Wrapped in plastic and thrown from a plane into a rural Alaskan lake would usually mean the end of the story. For Bailey, it's just the beginning. Waking naked, battered and horrifically traumatized, she finds herself trapped in a secluded cabin somewhere in the wilds of Alaska. Her only company, Jack, is a hard nosed man of few words who makes no question of his desire to be left alone. With winter taking its grip on the surrounding wilderness, Bailey must overcome the aftermath of her ordeal and survive long enough to make it home. With Jack as her only aid, she soon suspects that his secrets were never meant to leave the cabin.

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Do you truly live, or simply exist?

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Drama

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MUCH more compelling than I expected
30 April 2019 | by jimcarroll-00309See all my reviews

I saw the film this past weekend at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF). I was a volunteer at the festival and I saw it only because I had to substitute for the original film host. My first clue that this might be something special came when the we had to move the showing from the original room to another venue twice as large, and still had to turn people away. The final showing on Sunday was moved to our largest theater.

The actor who played Jack was clearly channeling the spirit of Clint Eastwood. From the first moment where he fished this beaten and broken girl from his lake, he gives her no "warm fuzzies" -- if she wants to live, she has to work to live. At the same time, he comes to learn that he still has a lot to learn, symbolized in the scene where he tosses her an MRE. She tries to rip it open, but can't. She hands it back to him, asking how to open it; he takes it, tries himself, then looks down at it and says "D*mned if I know." One of those small simple scenes that reveal how the character is growing.

Definitely one to see when a regular distributor picks it up, or if it becomes available on Amazon..


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1 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Peaks and Valleys See more »

Filming Locations:

Wasilla, Alaska, USA

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