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A story of a Canadian officer played by Donald Sutherland who goes in pursuit of a fugitive who is a Cree Indian. The crime he is charged with is theft of livestock and murder but it ends up being a fight for survival.

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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
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Inspector Brisebois
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Emilie Grant
Jack Creley ...
Arthur Ballentyne - Indian Agent
James O'Shea ...
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Cpl. Harold Bellringer
Lenny George ...
Rolling Grass
Ernestine Gamble ...
Small Face
Vincent Daniels ...
Sarain Stump ...
Napoleon Royal
Suzette Arcand ...
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Edna Brittain ...
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A story of a Canadian officer played by Donald Sutherland who goes in pursuit of a fugitive who is a Cree Indian. The crime he is charged with is theft of livestock and murder but it ends up being a fight for survival.

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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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Duh-Donald Duh-Sutherland Duh-Duh-Duh
14 July 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This movie proves to me, beyond a doubt, that just like his pig-faced son, Kiefer, Donald Sutherland is nothing but a dumb looking, no-talent, dud of an actor, as well. He really is.

I had never realized before what a total blithering doofus that Sutherland was until I watched him in this insufferably dull movie. He came across as such a clueless piece of petrified wood that his annoying doofusness made the likes of Elmer Fudd seem absolutely brilliant by mere comparison.

How the hell Sutherland ever managed to succeed as an actor is completely beyond my comprehension.

With his horrible, watery-blue eyes, his scrawny build, and his long, scraggly moustache that hung right down into his mouth (and looked like it had particles of food clinging to it) (ugh!), I'm 100% certain that the vacant look of sheer stupidity on Sutherland's face never changed even once in the course of this entire picture.

To say that watching Sutherland was actually a painful experience would not be an overstatement in the least. No, it wouldn't. It was pure torture.

Sutherland's performance was so unbearably mind-numbing that I wished that I could've reached right into the TV picture, got my hands wrapped around his scrawny throat and just throttled him but good until he dropped lifeless on the ground.

Sheesh!

Seeing what a zero-charisma actor that Sutherland is, I can now understand where his frickin' actor son, precious, little Kiefer, gets his zero-charisma from. Talk about a pair of non-dimensional actors, this father and son team.

This film (which was a badly-scripted Western of sorts) was already a dud to begin with and with Sutherland's presence in it that rendered it utterly unendurable. Yep. That's right. It stank (like Sutherland) to the 10th power.


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