Major John Wesley Powell leads an expedition through the Grand Canyon to chart the Colorado River.

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Major John Wesley Powell leads an expedition through the Grand Canyon to chart the Colorado River.

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Fearless, reckless, adventurers who gambled their lives against a raging force of destruction !


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Low-rent Disney...but it does have Brian Keith
21 September 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Supposedly factual account of the first group of men to explore the mysterious Colorado River, led by one-armed Civil War Major John Wesley Powell. Disney-made adventure isn't well-produced or well-written, but it does have a sort of ambling charm. Brian Keith is terrific as usual playing a grizzled amateur astrologist, Ben Johnson lends his solid support, but who is responsible for casting John Beal as Powell? He's unbearably wooden and has about as much screen-appeal as a desert tortoise. Overall, pretty slack, and not likely to engage youngsters.


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