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Alien Thunder (1974)

PG  |   |  Western  |  22 February 1974 (Canada)
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Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. Dan Candy
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Almighty Voice
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Sounding Sky
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Sgt. Malcolm Grant
Jean Duceppe ...
Inspector Brisebois
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Emilie Grant
Jack Creley ...
Arthur Ballentyne - Indian Agent
James O'Shea ...
Edouard
John Boylan ...
Cpl. Harold Bellringer
Lenny George ...
Rolling Grass
Ernestine Gamble ...
Small Face
Vincent Daniels ...
Sarain Stump ...
Napoleon Royal
Suzette Arcand ...
Townswoman
Edna Brittain ...
Townswoman
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Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger.

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22 February 1974 (Canada)  »

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Dan Candy's Law  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sgt. Dan Candy: Jesus, you're stubborn. If you was to drown they'd find your body upstream.
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Painfully Terrible!
5 September 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Alien Thunder (whoever came up with that title should have been pistol whipped) is just plain dull!

Donald Sutherland (in a wooden, unlikable performance) plays Dan Candy, a member of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police who arrests an Indian for slaughtering a government alloted cow without prior approval. The Indian escapes and kills his partner.

Most of this excruciating movie consists of Sutherland walking into the woods, coming back empty-handed, and arguing with his superior officer.

There's no suspense and what little action there is (before the climax) consists mostly of pot shots taken by and against Indians on his various trips to the reservation.

Considering the talent involved, (Sutherland, Kevin McCarthy, Chief Dan George) this should have been good. I suggest you watch Thunderheart instead.


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