Hunt to KillNovember 9, 2010
Steve Austin stars as U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorce mourning the loss of his…
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 5.0/10 (2,687 voted)
Stars: Eric Roberts, Steve Austin, Gary Daniels
Steve Austin stars as U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorce mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his daughter hostage, a rugged wilderness will explode in all-terrain vengeance. Is there any wounded animal more dangerous than a lawman left for dead?
Kimani Ray Smith
(as Kimani Smith)
Vengeance belongs to one man.
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Release Date: 9 November 2010
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Did You Know?
The skull seen on Steve Austin's truck in the beginning and on his watch face are a nod to his 'Smoking Skull' symbol from when he wrestled.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
In the beginning of the movie the boarder patrol's SUV lettering is mirrored or backwards. This is in fact not a "goof." Many emergency vehicles have reversed, or "mirrored" lettering on the hood of the vehicle so that is is readable in another car's rear-view mirror. This is most commonly seen on ambulances, but can be seen on law enforcement vehicles as well.
Texas. Somewhere near the border.
There it is at eleven hundred. Doesn't look like much, but our informant swears it's a clearing house for human trafficking.
Oh it's a stinker alright
And I was generous with three stars, of ten. Explanation to come.
A buddy rented this one and brought it over. Starring the only two
known 'actors' Steve Austin and Eric Roberts (who has stumbled along on
his acting career, never approaching his more famous sister Julia's
prominence), Hunt to Kill starts out with a familiar formula: Two cop
(southern border guard?) buddies, the two already mentioned, staking
out a trailer in the desert. It's desert so it must be the southern US
border. They call for backup and then decide to storm the trailer
without waiting for the backup to arrive.
At this point we can see what's going to happen in this movie. The
writer is going to have the characters do totally illogical things
because he hasn't taken any care to advance the story in a plausible
fashion, and we the audience will spend the rest of the show rolling
our eyes saying all the while, 'Now why on Earth would somebody do
that?'. The movie delivers.
Of course the bust goes wrong. Eric Roberts must have been expensive
because he's only on the screen long enough to get killed. The trailer
is full of hidden bad guys and everything blows up in magnificent
fashion, leaving only Steve Austin knocked flat but alive.
Next thing we know it's four years later and Austin has transformed
into some sort of Rambo-like master of the forest and now he's in the
Pacific Northwest. All the setup with the trailer and the killed
partner? It has nothing at all to do with the rest of the movie except
maybe to establish that Austin is tough. Oh, and we see him being given
a birthday present of a watch with a woven band that can be unravelled
into a rope.
The story shifts to a group of bad guys who have stolen some bonds and
who are not only baby kicking bad but who betray each another at the
drop of a hat. They kidnap Austin, actually kidnapping his newly
appeared incredibly stupid daughter to force his cooperation in order
that he should lead them through the forest to their fellow bad guy who
has stolen their stolen bonds (don't ask) and taken off with a guide to
sneak into Canada through the forest… (I warned you) The watch with
the magic rope band that we expected Austin to use to save the day at
some point? At one point the McGuffin (bag of bonds) had fallen off a
cliff, Austin volunteers to go get it and just up and produces this
magic watch band rope in front of everybody, unwinds it, and heads over
the edge! Oh, that twist caught me by surprise! I had a great laugh
over the fact that the watch-band rope once unravelled, became a half
inch line of a good couple hundred feet in length.
Of course the bad guys betray him, grab the McGuffin, cut the rope so
that Austin falls off the cliff, and leave him for dead. Of course he's
The forest part allows the story to go the way of presenting Austin as
Rambo, although he runs through the bush in a very awkward fashion as
though he were wearing high heels. We get to enjoy seeing such eye
rolling and laughter inspiring events as Austin leaning back against a
log in the middle of the forest and discovering a bag slung up into a
tree, that contains a compound hunting bow! How handy. You can almost
hear the scriptwriter say to himself, "Now I want to introduce a
hunting bow for Austin, how can I do that?" "I know, he just finds it
in a bag, strung up in a tree!"
Mind you, later Austin discards the bow when he has shot all of the
arrows. You can't reuse undamaged arrows, it seems.
There are enough scenes to inspire laughter that I didn't pull the DVD
out of the player. It was funny enough to keep watching, I'll give it
that. There were some visually stunning scenes shot around the
abandoned Brittania copper mine in Southwest British Columbia and cliff
scenes obviously shot around nearby Squamish.
I can't give it all away but I've said enough I think. Austin has to
rescue his daughter before the bad guys can escape with her to Canada.
It's not so awful you can't get a laugh or two, but it's pretty awful.