Dead Ahead (1996)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this modestly suspenseful backwoods thriller, a hostage situation turns an ordinary mom into a fearsome huntress, thereby bringing her family together. Set in a heavily forested part of the Oregon coast, the tale of terror begins when a quartet of desperate bank robbers botch their escape and end up taking a young boy (Brendan Fletcher) hostage. His mother (Stephanie Zimbalist) and sister (Sarah Chalke) were saved from capture when the mother drove their car into frozen water. The crooks hightail it to the deep forest where they force the boy, who is experienced in wilderness survival and navigation like his mother, to locate a remote airstrip. Meanwhile, the angry mother grabs her trusty bow and sets out to find her endangered son.