Beyond the Reach

Synopsis: A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.
Genre: Thriller
Production: Roadside Attractions
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

You know I can't keep this, right?

Your grandfather made it for you.

To give to the man I love.

Come on, you won't miss me.

Practice at 6:
00 every morning.


All those college guys.

Got to pack.

Meeting my parents for breakfast

before I hit the road.

What you got there?

I owe you for the necklace.

You know what it means to me.

- Do you have water?

- I'm gonna hit Roland's on the way out.

I could always just load up a

cooler, make you some sandwiches.

It's not that long of a drive.

Look, you know I...

Give me a safe arrival call,

all right?

Better pick up. Don't

want to hear the machine.

Ben, it's Joe.

Got a job here for you this morning.

Guy wants to go out to the reach.

Let me know if you can't

be here in an hour.

How many times have I told

you not to call me here?

Hey, it's me.

Look, I know I forgot

to say that I love you.

Well, I guess I just wanted

to hear your voice, so...

I'm sorry.

So you working through dinner?

Well, pick me a good

fortune cookie, huh?

Yang's still doing the negotiations?

All right, okay.

How many points you got left?

Still six?

Morning, Sheriff.

Ready to earn?

Yeah, black-tail or bear?

- Bighorn.

- Little early in the season, isn't it?

Seems he got himself a special exemption.

Got connections, I reckon.

- Some kind of big shot.

- Yeah.

He's paying a grand per day.

Kind of makes you overlook

the little things.

You got some crazy-ass dog

problems around here, huh?

The problem is coyotes.

They like the taste.

Yeah, yeah, no, we got the

same thing in LA, you know.

One of them would come down from the hills,

starts flirting with some

old lady's shih tzu, and...

lures it back up the hill

and bye-bye, shih tzu.

- He's it?

- He's it.

How old are you?

Old enough to be the best tracker

in the county, if not the state.

- Not quite, but I can get 'er done.

- Well, imagine that.

You know, I pull off 85 thinking I

found a good place to take a dump.

Hey, John Madec.


Ben. Okay.

Just Ben. Let's roll, huh?

Wait a second. I need to see a

driver's license and harvest permit.

I took care of it.

He's good to go, Deputy.

Come on, we'll take my ride.

Sheriff, thank you.

Only one in America.

500K. That's not including tax.

Well, I guess it doesn't park itself.

- Mind if I check your rifle?

- No, no. Sure. Here.

Steyr Scout 308. Had it

imported from Austria.

It's got a Leupold scope. Best

glass you can get out of Sweden.

I've never seen one of these.

Most folks around here use

Brownings, Winchesters, Remingtons.

Mind if I take a look?

- So what's her name?

- Laina.

A real photograph. Not one of

those iPhones. Old school.

She's lovely.

Boy, a girl like that staying with you in

a place like this? You're a lucky guy.

Actually, she's in school up in Denver.

Oh, yeah? She's got some

wits in her, too, huh?

Full ride. Swim team.

Well, it seems like WALL-E

is definitely stuck here.





Yeah, I knew I'd get a smile out of you.


Beyond this point, there will be monsters.

Well, I suppose this is

where you earn your money.

There's no reception out here.

It's a sat-phone. Full

terrestrial coverage.

No, that's right. 8:00 AM tomorrow.

Midnight Beijing time.

We'll try to wrap it all up.

If they complain, just

tell them Confucius says,

"Reset your fiscal year at one."

Some sh*t like that. I don't know.

Big deal?

Yeah, you could say that, yeah.

So you in finance or something?

- Insurance.

- What do you insure?


300 million years ago,

all this was underwater,

submerged in an inland sea.

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Stephen Susco

Stephen Susco is an American film and television screenwriter who is most famous for writing the hit movies The Grudge and The Grudge 2. more…

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