In Alaska, businesswoman Corey Sykes who owns a logging company is in danger of loosing her company. Two local greedy sawmill owners and partners threaten to strong-arm Corey out of the logging industry. The two bullies initially offer to buy Corey out. But she refuses to sell. Consequently, the two crooked sawmill owners hire goons who sabotage Corey's logging machinery and trucks. They also arrange for accidents to happen to Corey's employees. In desperation, she sends word to her ex-lover, Matt, to come to her aid. Matt, who's a logger by trade, assembles a team of trusted loggers to work for Corey. Together they face the difficulties of cutting timber in a harsh terrain but also have to contend with the various sabotage attempts staged by the two sawmill owners. The local sheriff, who's corrupt, tries to find any pretext for arresting Matt and his crew for breaking the law. But Matt skilfully avoids the entrapment. Will the lumberjacks succeed in their bid to help save Corey's ... Written by
Some trade papers and news sources have said that Tennessee Ernie Ford was to be in this picture, but this is unconfirmed. Also, director Tay Garnett is said to have a cameo appearance. The CBS Late Movie showing was on 3 July 1981. See more »
This dog was filmed in Juneau, Alaska. It struck me, at the time, as odd that such a collection of has beens would be cast in this loser. The cast resided on John Wayne's Yacht, The Wild Goose (as I recall its name), anchored in Gasteneau Channel, while filming. Claud Akins behaved just as disgracefully in town as his character did in the movie. I believe that the studio or producer used this project as some sort of tax dodge while simultaneously compensating the actors for past (almost) glories or just to throw a party and write it off. That approach to movie making may also explain the making of "Ishtar". I resided in Juneau at that time and saw the "preview" of this monstrosity at a local theater there. The processing of the film was so poor that the color palate changed drastically from reel to reel. By the way, Chuck Keen lived in Juneau and, over several years, made several unsuccessful attempts to set up tourist attractions there. He mostly tried to promote his image as a "talent" "connected" in the movie industry.
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