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.
The movie was moved to Fortress Mountain in Alberta and then on to Cranbrook, Fernie and Vancouver B.C. for filming. See more »
In the final gun battle, many of the guns exhibited muzzle flashes, but there was no action in the gun, i.e. hammer did not release, gun slide did not move, etc. See more »
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The cast credits are displayed "in order of disappearance", as a reference to the original film of this title. The cast's names are all on the screen at the same time. As each name is highlighted, it turns white as if it is being turned into ash or snow and it blows away and disappears. See more »
Written by David Jeremy Ball and Annie Ross (as Annabella Short Logan)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. on behalf of Atlantic Music Corp
Performed by Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers
Courtesy of Capitol Records LLC
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Beware, it's more like a Guy Ritchie movie than Taken; still very good and rewatchable
Saw a lot of older people who probably were expecting a movie like Taken where drug dealers get taken down and killed by a dad out for vengeance. Beware, it's not the movie you think it is. The trailer basically committed some of the most blatant fraud I've seen in Hollywood, ever. Once I knew what I was getting into, the movie got very enjoyable. For people expecting a typical revenge movie, they were probably very, very unhappy.
I will probably buy this movie when it comes out, simply because it deserves it. I can rewatch this a few more times. Yes, some things were predictable, but I think much of it was intentional, right down to Liam Neeson's casting and his reputation. It's a satire of these sorts of action movies.
I actually think this movie is deserving of a Best Movie nomination but I know that will never happen. It was very well-done, kudos to the people who made the film. Very original. Yes, I know this was based on a foreign movie that is a few years old, thank you.
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