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- The film was shot in 61 days in Alberta, Canada.
- Sherriff tells Cheeon that the gun used to kill the 2 police officers was a Springfield 45. He then tells Cheeon that he knows he owns a registered Springfield 45. In Alaska there is no gun registration.
- Vernon Slone: When I go away I'll always be with you.
- Bailey: Don't lie.
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There are moments in Hold the Dark, none of them directly related to the plot, that are just as unsettling and searing as the best moments of Blue Ruin and Green Room. Still, the film never coheres outside of those flashes, ultimately delivering a disappointing, confusing, but undeniably fascinating experience.
It may take a while to acclimate to the film’s off-kilter rhythms and strange happenings — not unlike the film’s protagonist, an outsider entering the forbidding Alaskan wilderness — but Saulnier has crafted his most mature effort to date, mixing his love for pulp fiction with a sombre examination of the inexplicable evil all around us.
The mystery surrounding the Slones and their missing child is much less interesting than Core's burgeoning friendship with the local sheriff, Donald Marium (James Badge Dale), who assists with the investigation.