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Cold Pursuit (2019)

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A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film 'In Order of Disappearance'.

Director:

Hans Petter Moland

Writers:

Frank Baldwin (screenplay by), Kim Fupz Aakeson (based on the movie 'Kraftidioten' written by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Nels Coxman
Laura Dern ... Grace Coxman
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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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | Norway | Canada | USA | France | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Order of Disappearance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,030,233, 10 February 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,138,862, 18 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,983,664, 18 April 2019
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The original In Order of Disappearance (2014) has Nils Dickman as an Immigrant to Norway. Nothing is said of where, or his background of how he was so skilled at killing and disposing of the dead bodies, as hunting skills are not enough.

Both Kraftidioten and Cold Pursuit seem to demand a prequel as what Nils Dickman (aka Nels Coxman) was before. See more »

Goofs

The snow plow featured throughout the movie is an American conventional day cab, possibly a Ford, but in one scene where it is used to push a Jeep off the road they used a European cab-over with a high roof and sleeper, possibly a Volvo. 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

This film has no opening credits, except for the title itself. All throughout the entire film, immediately after a character is killed, the screen cuts to black, and the character's name, and nickname, is displayed. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, the censors ordered the muting of a profane verbal reference to Indians, addition of an anti-smoking disclaimer in the beginning and middle of the film, and the addition of an anti smoking static caption wherever the smoking scenes appeared. See more »

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Piano Concerto No. 5 (Adagio un poco mosso)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Not a typical Neeson thriller
9 February 2019 | by eclarkdogSee all my reviews

One of the best times at the movies in quite a while. Had no idea this movie had been released, and went to the theatre today to catch "Glass" before it left. However, I was a bit too late for that one and noticed the new Neeson movie.

Theatre was surprisingly quite full and the crowd obviously had a good time. "Cold Pursuit" is a semi-serious thriller that is in a way a sort of spoof of past Neeson flicks and the genre. A lot of dark humor here, and the movie almost goes off the rails with it by the end. One movie that comes to mind is "In Bruge", where the violence is very much a part of the humor. Smart, funny, and dark..with a touch of class to boot. A slight nod to past Coen Brothers' films I think as well - at least in feel and atmosphere.

Many deaths here, not always on camera, and the movie even does you a favor of tallying it up for you in a funny way. (note the religious symbols with each death card)

Liam is billed as the star, of course, and events surrounding him obviously serve as a catalyst to what unfolds along the way. However, this movie is not all about him being front and center as his typical past thrillers have been. Really great cast here and the scenery is cast member in its own right.

The two flaws in the movie, in my opinion, was not fully realizing the story of the two cops played by Emmy Rossum and John Dorman, especially Rossum. Also, the movie ultimately seems to lose track a bit on event that set everything in motion - Coxman's (Neeson) murdered son.

Still, the movie's end was pretty satisfying nonetheless. Definitely as must see for fans of Neeson and dark humor.


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