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George Malko (written by)
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Release Date:
22 February 1974 (Canada) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Donald Sutherland ... Sgt. Dan Candy

Gordon Tootoosis ... Almighty Voice

Chief Dan George ... Sounding Sky

Kevin McCarthy ... Sgt. Malcolm Grant
Jean Duceppe ... Inspector Brisebois

Francine Racette ... 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 ... Many Birds
Sarain Stump ... Napoleon Royal
Suzette Arcand ... Townswoman
Edna Brittain ... Townswoman
Marshall Brittain ... Townsman
Agnes Smallchild ... Indian Woman
Philomene Gamble ... Indian Woman
Mary Scott ... Townswoman
Hub Donaldson ... Mountie
Maurice Dunster ... Mountie
Walter Mills ... Mountie
Antony Parr ... Mostyn-Brooke (as Anthony Parr)
Reg McReynolds ... Mountie
Bud Stilling ... Mountie
Stan Thomas ... Mountie
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Directed by
Claude Fournier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Malko  written by

Produced by
Marie-José Raymond .... producer (as Marie-Jose Raymond)
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Fournier (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Yves Langlois 
 
Production Design by
Anne Pritchard 
 
Makeup Department
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist (as Fred Blau)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Karkus .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Blossier .... assistant camera
Michel Brault .... camera operator: second unit
Jean-Maurice de Ernsted .... gaffer (as Maurice De Ernsted)
Nicola Kospartov .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
François Laplante .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jacques Gagné .... supervising film editor (as Jacques Gagne)
 
Other crew
Anne Pritchard .... titles
 

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Also Known As:
"Dan Candy's Law" - UK (TV title), USA (reissue title)
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93 min
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Sgt. Dan Candy:Jesus, you're stubborn. If you was to drown they'd find your body upstream.See more »

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Duh-Donald Duh-Sutherland Duh-Duh-Duh, 14 July 2014
Author: Dalbert Pringle from New Zealand

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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