When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) stranded in the wilderness of Finland, there is only one person around who can save him: a 13-year old boy called Oskari (Onni Tommila). In the forest on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk, Oskari had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their own "Big Game" prize, the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters. As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to Oskari and his new sidekick to prove themselves and survive the most extraordinary 24 hours of their lives.
Tagline: The President has one small chance of survival
English Name: Big Game
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Did you know? The adventures in the wilderness take place in Finnish Lapland, but the outdoor footage in the film are actually from the Alps since in director Jalmari Helander's opinion the real Lapland locations did not suit his image of what the scenery should look like Read More
Character Error Hazar, an agent with combat training, doesn't know how to operate a machine gun.
Miscellaneous There is no sign of Finnish search and rescue, police, or armed forces to search for the planes that came down in the north of Finland.
Factual Mistake Air Force One does not have an escape pod.
Errors in Geography Lapland does not have mountains. (Filming in the Alps was of course a deliberate artistic decision by the Finnish film maker.)
Continuity The small number of arrows in Oskari's quiver changes constantly.
Errors in Geography When above Lapland, the pilot announces that they're going to prepare for landing, but the capital of Finland, Helsinki, where they are traveling at is actually 1000 kilometers away from Lapland.
Ray Stevenson and Samuel L. Jackson both appear in the Marvel cinematic universe. Ray Stevenson also played The Punisher on one occasion.
Jalmari Helander initially wanted Mel Gibson to play the President.
With EUR8 500 000 budget it's the most expensive Finnish film ever.
The film's teaser trailer debuted in Finland before the film Kummeli V (2014).
The adventures in the wilderness take place in Finnish Lapland, but the outdoor footage in the film are actually from the Alps since in director Jalmari Helander's opinion the real Lapland locations did not suit his image of what the scenery should look like
Big Game marks the first international project to have received backing from FFF Bayern’s special program for international co-productions.
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