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Beyond the Reach (2014)

R | | Thriller | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.

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Stephen Susco (screenplay), Robb White (based on the book: "Deathwatch")

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Douglas ... Madec
Jeremy Irvine ... Ben
Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Laina
Ronny Cox ... Sheriff Robb
Patricia Bethune ... Secretary
Jadelyn Dawn Wilkins Jadelyn Dawn Wilkins ... Dead Girl w / Lipstick
Eddy Glenn Patterson Eddy Glenn Patterson ... Helicopter Pilot
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Storyline

Madec, an international and unscrupulous entrepreneur, hires the skilled young tracker Ben to guide him through the fearful and barren Mojave Desert during a hunting trip. Unfortunately, however, things will take a turn for the worse, when prideful Madec shoots unintentionally the wrong target, and in a cynical attempt to wash his hands of the irrevocable deed, Madec will try to bribe himself out of this predicament by offering Ben a hefty compensation in exchange for his silence. But as this is against Ben's principles, before long, the unfortunate tracker will run for his life under the fierce and merciless sun. Undoubtedly, the desert is limitless, but on the other hand, so is the desire to survive. Written by Nick Riganas

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What began as an accident has become a deadly game.

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Reach See more »

Filming Locations:

Farmington, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,287, 19 April 2015

Gross USA:

$45,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,100,432
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

The Steyr Scout is the rifle carried by John Madec (Michael Douglas) in the film. He specifically identifies the rifle as a "Steyr Scout, .308". See more »

Goofs

When Madec hands Ben the rifle, he says the Leupold scope is the best scope out of Sweden. Leupold is an American brand who makes all their scopes in the United States. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: You know I can't keep this, right?
[pause]
Ben: Man, your grandfather made it for you.
Laina: To give the man I love.
Ben: Come on, you won't miss me. Your practice at six every morning, classes... All those college guys...
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Soundtracks

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482: III. Allegro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by John O'Conor, piano with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Mackerras (as Sir Charles Mackerras)
Courtesy of Telarc, by arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
[Played in Madec's car while he watches Ben in the desert]
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Watchable as a movie, but somehow idiotic plot
1 June 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

An old rich guy who likes to hunt pays a young scout to help him find some big game out in the desert. Something goes wrong and the two start a conflict that can't end well.

Michael Douglas still has a solid presence in the screen and you get to see some wild landscape. But the actual plot after the "thing" that will go wrong seems like ridiculous to me and to the people I know they saw the movie. Lots of hasty decisions without thinking.

Anyway, this isn't going to the Oscars but it is somehow watchable and 90 minutes pass relative quickly if you don't mind the, in my opinion, incoherent plot. As a plus you get to see the new Benz 6X6 before it reaches the production line. Reportedly costs more than half a million.


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