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George Malko (written by)
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Release Date:
22 February 1974 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
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)
 
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Anne Pritchard .... titles
 

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Additional Details

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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Painfully Terrible!, 5 September 2009
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

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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