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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

  (in credits order)

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

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)
 
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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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Manhunt In The Northwest Territories, 22 October 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Donald Sutherland who was Canadian never misses a chance to boost the film industry in his native country. With this in mind he starred in Alien Thunder about the true story of Cree Indian who was arrested for some minor charge, but resented confinement and escaped. The Cree, Gordon Tootoosis kills Mountie Kevin McCarthy who is Sutherland's partner.

In Canada as well as in the USA when you're partner is killed you're supposed to do something about it. That's what The Maltese Falcon teaches us. Sutherland feels the same way, but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were never in the same kind of numbers that our US Cavalry were, they didn't need to be. It was a more solitary occupation with them having to cover the vast wilderness in this case of Canada's Northwest Territory.

I didn't see a particularly good print of the film, it had a really grainy and washed out look to it. That could have been corrected, but the rather dull telling of the story was not something better cinematography or editing could have remedied. The performances by the cast were sincere and the Indians were as realistically portrayed as ever been on screen.

An interesting story that was ruined with a dull treatment.

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