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Man in the Wilderness
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Release Date:
19 December 1971 (Sweden) See more »
He was left for dead. He would not forget. See more »
In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Harris ... Zachary Bass

John Huston ... Captain Henry

Henry Wilcoxon ... Indian Chief

Percy Herbert ... Fogarty

Dennis Waterman ... Lowrie

Prunella Ransome ... Grace
Sheila Raynor ... Grace's Mother

Norman Rossington ... Ferris

James Doohan ... Benoit
Bryan Marshall ... Potts
Ben Carruthers ... Longbow
Robert Russell ... Smith

John Bindon ... Coulter
Bruce M. Fischer ... Wiser
Dean Selmier ... Russell
Manolo Landau ... Zachary as a child
William Layton ... Schoolmaster

Judith Furse ... Nurse
Rudy Althoff ... and Peggy the Bear
Peggy The Bear
Ines Acosta ... Pregant Indian
Raul Castro
Tony Cyrus ... Indian
Tamara Sie ... Indian
Joaquín Solís ... Ambushed Trapper (as Joaquin Solis)
Martha Tuck ... Woman with Trapper

Directed by
Richard C. Sarafian 
Writing credits
Jack DeWitt (written by) (as Jack De Witt)

Produced by
C.O. Erickson .... associate producer
Sandy Howard .... producer (as Sanford Howard)
Original Music by
Johnny Harris 
Cinematography by
Gerry Fisher (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Foot 
Casting by
Robert Lennard 
Marvin Paige 
Shirley Woods 
Production Design by
Dennis Lynton Clark 
Art Direction by
Gumersindo Andrés 
Set Decoration by
Dennis J. Parrish  (as Dennis Parrish)
Costume Design by
Dennis Lynton Clark 
Makeup Department
Don Blakeley-Cole .... hairdresser
Bill Lodge .... makeup supervisor (as William Lodge)
Manuel Martín .... makeup artist
Vicenta Palmero .... hairdresser
Lisa Shields .... makeup artist
Production Management
Manuel Amigo .... unit manager
Frank Molero .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kuki López Rodero .... first assistant director (as Juan Carlos Lopez Rodero)
Art Department
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (as Dennis Parrish)
Sound Department
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Jim Willis .... sound mixer
Peter Maxwell .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard M. Parker .... special effects supervisor
Gerry Crampton .... stunt supervisor
Brandy .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cabrera .... director of photography: second unit
Bernard Ford .... camera operator (as Bernie Ford)
José Luis Martinez Martinez .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolores Salvador .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
María Luisa Pino .... first assistant editor
Bryan Tilling .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Bromley .... composer: Zack Bass theme
Johnny Harris .... composer: Zach Bass theme
Johnny Harris .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
John McMichael .... production executive
Isabel Mulá .... continuity (as Isabel Mula)
Arthur Tarry .... administration
Sindy Cullen .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Hunt Downs .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Bill Hees .... dog trainer (uncredited)

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104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

Did You Know?

This film was released during a cycle of "man vs. nature" survival films in the 1970s. These films included A Man Called Horse (1970), Walkabout (1971), Man in the Wilderness (1971), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Deliverance (1972), Dersu Uzala (1975), Day of the Animals (1977), and Long Weekend (1978).See more »
Factual errors: Indian horses were not shod.See more »
Ferris:You'd take the pennies off your dead mother's eyes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in All in the Sex Family (1973)See more »
Henry ContinuesSee more »


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42 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Excellent true saga of almost an almost unbelievable event, 25 February 2002
Author: smokehill retrievers from Chancellorsville VA

Gritty, bloody saga of a man, left for dead by fellow trappers after being ripped to shreds by a bear, who drags himself through the winter wilderness to get his revenge on those who left him behind.

A true story, though if you want to look it up on the Internet, the mountain man's real name was Hugh Glass (not "Zachary Bass"). He managed (with no equipment or weapons) to get 200-300 miles to Fort Kiowa, and actually took no revenge on either of the two men who left him to die. One, interestingly enough, was a youth -- later very famous -- named Jim Bridger.

The movie leaves out a few details, such as his rolling in rotting logs so that maggots would clean out the infected wounds, since the real story defies belief, but Richard Harris does a superlative job in bringing this amazing character to life. Huston does his usual great job as the loony expedition leader, of course. I've seen this three times and still enjoy it. It leaves you with a rather unpleasant feeling that we modern men are a pretty sorry bunch of pussies by comparison

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