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Recent (pre.-2004) movie where a man finds his wife slaughtered and his daughter kidnapped by the assassins?

I'm looking for a movie where a rather dangerous man (possibly a cop or special agent of some kind) returns home in his lofty present-time house, only to find that a band of criminals broke in, slaughtered his beloved wife and kidnapped his young daughter. Alongside with his dog (an Alaskan Malamute or husky), who may get killed later (not sure about this but I seem to recall that the dog dies), the man sets out to find his daughter (who's being held hostage by the criminals, on the run in some kind of mountain or rocky terrace) and exterminates the criminals who kidnapped her. He's pretty lethal, and gets the criminals to separate, killing them with deadly efficiency one by one down to the last man (though there was also a woman in the band). In the end he manages to save his daughter and they return home, knowing they're all each other's got. The movie seemed american to me - might have even been a TV movie. It's not Mad Max, though the figure of the father was somewhat in the style of Steven Seagal (it might have been him portraying the role - though I can't claim it with any certainty as I don't recall any of the actors too clearly).
asked May 30, 2014 in Name That Movie by Kristyp (2 points)

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"Silent Hunter" (1995)

The main good guy (Miles O'Keeffe) is an ex-cop and ex-special forces, the bad guys (one of them is a woman) killed his wife and daughter. Good guy retreats to a cabin in the woods (snowy, rocky, wooden area), he has a Husky dog, and he has an old buddy in wheelchair who lives with his granddaughter in an other cabin, not far from the good guy. Same bad guys later turn up, kill the old buddy and kidnap the granddaughter (so, actually it was not the good guy's daughter, but his buddy's granddaughter). Husky attacks one of the bad guys, bad guy hits the dog with a blunt object multiple times, we actually do not see what happens to the dog in the end. Good guy tracks the bad guys in the snowy, mountainous, rocky forest and kills them one by one (for example, he kills the woman with a crossbow and the main bad guy with a grenade), saving his old buddy's granddaughter and avenging the death of his wife and daughter.
answered Dec 9, 2014 by casspir (19,731 points)
edited Jan 2, 2015 by casspir