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Man in the Wilderness (1971)

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In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide ... See full summary »

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Zachary Bass
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Captain Henry
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Indian Chief
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Fogarty
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Lowrie
Prunella Ransome ...
Grace
Sheila Raynor ...
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Ferris
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Benoit
Bryan Marshall ...
Potts
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Longbow
Robert Russell ...
Smith
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Coulter
Bruce M. Fischer ...
Wiser
Dean Selmier ...
Russell
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In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide he's a goner and leave him behind to die. When he recovers instead, he swears revenge on them and tracks them and their paranoiac expedition leader down. Written by Alfred Jingle

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1800s | bear attack | bear | trapper | revenge | See more »

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He's dead, they thought. He's dead, they hoped. See more »

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Adventure | Western

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19 December 1971 (Sweden)  »

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Apostoli aftoktonias  »

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Richard Harris and John Huston also co-starred in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966), which Huston also directed. See more »

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The Arikara chief speaks Lakota instead of the Sanish language of the Arikaras. See more »

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Ferris: You'd take the pennies off your dead mother's eyes.
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Richard Harris at his best
28 February 2004 | by (Haverhill, MA) – See all my reviews

I can't say it any better than Jeremiah did. "In the dark trials of wilderness God's grace could still be found working in the heart of a wounded man. I first saw this film in 71 and had to sit through it again. In those days you could do that. You follow Zack from his early years of losing his mother to having God's love forced on him by a vicious minister. Zack never found much use in God in his life. An island of a man he is well respected tracker on the John Henry Expedition. As told by other commentators he is mauled by a grizzly (an amazing feat in movie making) even my kids had to admit that, and left to die alone by cowardly men. I was blown away by his ability to survive. He is just another animal when he manages to grab raw meat from a dying buffalo. Imagine finding a human now with the endurance and fortitude to be so resourceful as Zackery Bass. Richard Harris gives one of his best performances that I've seen and I've seen them all. My favorite scene is when he reads the bible to one of God's creatures and finds solace in the words. I recommend this film highly to just about everyone. If you think you're having a bad day just .remember what Zack had to do in order to see another day. The soundtrack too is another reason is see it. They just can't make 'em like this anymore.


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