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Drama - Crime

Deadfall (2012)


Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story An original screenplay
Director Stefan Ruzowitzky
Writers/Script Zach Dean
Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kris Kristofferson, Sissy Spacek, Kate Mara, Treat Williams,

Elevator Pitch: Lisa, a young woman in a mini-dress is freezing to death in a snowstorm on the road to Canada when she is picked up by Jay, a young man who is fleeing from a fight which might have killed his opponenent. Meanwhile her brother, with whom she had carried out a robbery, is struggling throught the forest, carrying the money, after their getaway car crashed in the snow, and he has shot a policemen at the scene. The robbers arrange to meet at Jay’s parent’s house but the local sherriff’s daughter is on the case, despite the instructions from her father.

Content: Jay and Liza are marooned at a motel and bar by the blizzard, and eventually have sex, with some nudity. Addison, the brother struggles through the snow coming across and killing people he meets, with a hand gun and a shot gun. The sherriff and his men search for the robbers, usually on snowmobiles and people gradually collect in the house of Jay’s parents where they are intending to have a Thanksgiving dinner.

A View:  This was not a successful outing, estimated to have cost $12 million it only returned $66,000 in the USA. Was it that bad? There were an unfeasible number of co-incidences and even in the end an unresolved number of plot lines, but it went along and I have seen worse. I did wonder what some people were doing in it. Kris Kristofferson, for instance, went out with his rifle at one point but later seemed to have returned home without anything happening,  Was there more material but cut out? If you chose to watch it, it would not damage your health, but with thousands of movies available why not choose another.

Additional info: There are only three items in the IMDb trivia. This could be a record.

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