"The Frozen Ground" is a 2013 true crime thriller that is based on the true story of Detective Glenn Flothe and the serial killer he pursued, Robert Hansen. Real-life detective Glenn Flothe's name was changed to Jack Halcombe. Murderer Robert Hansen and victim Cindy Paulson's names remained the same in the film. It stars Nicholas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens. The movie, which is said to be "based on actual events," is in theaters August 23.
"The Frozen Ground" follows Detective Jack Halcombe, who is about to retire before he is snatched back into the world of solving crimes because a serial killer is on the loose. Halcombe relentlessly pursues the killer responsible for the murders of young women over the past decade. His only hope, is the lead given to him by the murderer's only surviving victim, Cindy Paulson. The time period is set between the 1970's and 1980's in Anchorage, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The real story was inspired by serial killer Robert Hansen, who savagely murdered about 20 innocent women in Alaska between 1980 and 1983. Police say, Cindy Paulson survived her abduction and was instrumental in aiding Alaska State Trooper Glenn Flothe in catching the killer. Robert Hansen took the victim to several locations and held her hostage before she was finally able to escape while his back was turned.
Hansen was caught and convicted for his crimes. He is currently serving a 461 year sentence.
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