Outpost (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Outpost (2008)
  • Rate: 5.9/10 total 8,296 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Horror
  • Release Date: 11 March 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Filming Location: Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
  • Director: Steve Barker
  • Stars: Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham and Richard Brake
  • Original Music By: James Seymour Brett  (as James Brett) 
  • Soundtrack: Symphony No. 9, 'Choral' – Molto Vivace
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Ex Soldier | Mercenary | Nazi | Bar | Occult

Writing Credits By:

  • Rae Brunton (screenplay)
  • Kieran Parker (story) &
  • Steve Barker (story) &
  • Rae Brunton (story)

Known Trivia

  • When DC pulls out the pistol from its holder in the generator chamber, its sound is identical to Return to Castle Wolfenstein when the player swaps weapons. Similarly, when the soldiers emerge from the truck, the slamming noise is the same as in RTCW when the player attempts to open a locked wooden door.

Plot: In war-torn Eastern Europe, a world-weary group of mercenaries discover a long-hidden secret in an abandoned WWII bunker. Full summary »  »

Story: In a seedy bar in a town ravaged by war, mysterious businessman Hunt hires ex-marine D.C. to assemble a crack team of ex-soldiers to protect him on a dangerous journey into no-man's land. To this gang of hardened warriors, battle-worn veterans and borderline criminals killing is just a job – and one they enjoy. Their mission – to scope out an old military bunker. It should be easy – 48 hours at the most. Lots of cash for little risk, or so he says. Once at the outpost, the men make a horrific discovery that turns their mission on its head – the scene of a bloody and gruesome series of experiments, carried out by the Nazis on their own soldiers during WWII. Amid the carnage, they find something even more disturbing – someone who's still alive. As war rages above ground, and a mysterious enemy emerges from the darkness below, D.C. and his men find themselves trapped in a claustrophobic and terrifying scenario…Written by Anonymous  

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Synopsis: Mercenary missions and other strong-arm tasks are what veteran tough guy DC (Ray Stevenson) lives for. When he and his motley crew of battle-worn soldiers-for-hire are offered a large amount of cash from Hunt (Julian Wadham) they take it. What is presented as a 48-hour mission to go into Eastern Europe and pick up some mysterious package and return, becomes something quite different when they arrive at an abandoned World War 2 outpost. Going through the facility they discover old Nazi relics and documents of some scientific experiments that were conducted on German soldiers, and a "breather", an emaciated man left for dead who only sits and stares. As Hunt discovers what he’s come for, a strange electronic machine that possibly alters reality, uniform-clad specters begin to appear and kill off the collected group of mercenaries. When it is learned that the Nazi war machine may have been able to apply Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to create a master generation of other-worldly unstoppable soldier, DC and Hunt and the rest of the men realize they are in the fight of their lives.

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Produced By:

  • Graham Begg known as executive producer
  • Jamie Carmichael known as executive producer
  • Arabella Page Croft known as producer
  • Kieran Parker known as producer
  • Suzanne Reid known as line producer
  • Nigel Thomas known as executive producer
  • Charlotte Walls known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ray Stevenson known as DC
  • Julian Wadham known as Hunt
  • Richard Brake known as Prior
  • Paul Blair known as Jordan
  • Brett Fancy known as Taktarov
  • Enoch Frost known as Cotter
  • Julian Rivett known as Voyteche
  • Michael Smiley known as McKay
  • Johnny Meres known as The Breather
  • Xuki Robeli known as Newsreader
  • Mark Smith known as Nazi Soldier #1
  • Graeme Temple known as Nazi Soldier #3
  • Charlie Jeffrey known as Nazi Soldier #2
  • Matt McClure known as Rescue Soldier
  • Leo Horsfield known as Nazi Zombie (uncredited)
  • Scott Peden known as Nazi Sergeant Major (uncredited)

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  • Jessica Cruickshank known as make-up trainee
  • Maxine Dallas known as makeup artist
  • Niamh Morrison known as makeup designer
  • Barney Nikolic known as prosthetic makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Philip Barratt known as art department assistant
  • Stuart Bryce known as production buyer
  • Amanda Currie known as stand-by art director
  • Claire Fleming known as art department assistant
  • Rebecca L.A. Hamilton known as scenic artist (as Rebecca Hamilton)
  • Paul Lambie known as stand-by props
  • Paul McNamara known as property master
  • Jordan R.A. Mills known as props (as Jordan Mills)
  • Ken Petrie known as painter
  • Rod Petrie known as painter
  • Lynsey Sinnamon known as head scenic artist

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Production Companies:

  • Black Camel Pictures
  • Cinema One
  • Matador Pictures
  • Regent Capital (in association with)

Other Companies:

  • Anvil Post Production  sound post-production
  • Audiolink Radio Communications  walkie talkies
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Dragon Digital Intermediate  digital intermediate facility
  • Fuji Photo Film  motion picture film supplied by
  • Look, The  post-production facilities
  • Open Book  animation
  • Sapex Scripts  post-production services
  • Sound Design Company, The  post-production sound services

Distributors:

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) (2008) (worldwide) (theatrical)
  • Screen Gems (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2008) (Israel) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2008) (New Zealand) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2008) (South Africa) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Hollydan Works (2008) (Yugoslavia) (DVD)
  • LK-TEL (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • MG Film (2008) (Yugoslavia) (all media)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic (2008) (Finland) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (Australia) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2008) (Argentina) (all media)
  • Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2007) (UK) (VHS)
  • Top Film (2008) (Russia) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Artem (physical special effects)
  • Hybrid Enterprises

Visual Effects by:

  • James Ballard known as di producer
  • William Carley known as digital effects artist: The Difference Facility
  • Geoffrey R. Case known as senior colourist
  • Valentina Catena known as digital intermediate operator
  • Noemie Cruciani known as junior compositor
  • Christopher Eades known as executive producer: The Difference Facility
  • Alexis Haggar known as visual effects supervisor: The Difference Facility
  • Myfanwy Harris known as digital effects artist
  • Pavan Kumar known as visual effects
  • Oliver Minchin known as digital effects artist: The Difference Facility
  • Matthew Redding known as digital effects artist: The Difference Facility
  • Thomas Urbye known as visual effects producer: The Look
  • Paul J. Wright known as scanning and recording manager

Release Date:

  • USA 31 October 2007 (American Film Market) (premiere)
  • USA 11 March 2008
  • Greece 7 April 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Iceland 16 April 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 7 May 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • UK 16 May 2008
  • Germany 5 June 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 10 June 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Russia 26 June 2008
  • Finland 16 July 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • UK 15 September 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • France 14 January 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 20 January 2009 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for strong violence and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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