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Challenge to Be Free (1975)

Challenge To Be Free captures the excitement of a marathon manhunt through 1,000 miles of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Alaskan Wilderness.

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Fritz Ford ...
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Frenchy
Jimmy Kane ...
Old Tracks
Alex Van Bibber ...
Great Rifleman
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Old Marshal McGee
Gordon Yardley ...
Supply Officer
Bob McKinnon ...
Buck Dawson
Roger Reitano ...
Eli Zane
Ted Yardley ...
Officer Cabot
Brian Russell ...
Storekeeper
Connie Yardley ...
Housewife
Patty Piper ...
Indian
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Challenge To Be Free captures the excitement of a marathon manhunt through 1,000 miles of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Alaskan Wilderness.

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The true story of a man you'll always remember. He became a legend you'll never forget...

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Adventure | Family

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5 November 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Trapper of the Yukon  »

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According to Leonard Maltin's "TV Movies" book, this movie was filmed in 1972 as "Mad Trapper Of The Yukon" and was re-released in 1975 as "Challenge To Be Free". See more »

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Remake of The Mad Trapper (1972) See more »

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Trapper Man
Performed by Ruthe Lewis
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A Clear Case of Self-Defense
6 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I condemn the tone of this film. At every turn, it seems the writers; Anne Bosworth, Chuck D. Keen felt it necessary to drill it into our heads that the pursuit of this gentle man was necessary and warranted. I'm wondering if it escaped any viewer's attention, the fact that Trapper was completely innocent (first shot, which wounded McIntire, was from a misfire from his over-zealous partner's gun. The second shot, which killed the over-zealous cop, was in self-defense). Who, in their right mind, would start firing into a house (or cabin), because of a theft report?

I am appalled that McIntire was hired to narrate the story, and was actually paid to recount the murder of an innocent man. In the context of the slew of shooting deaths by police, recently, in many areas of the U.S., Trapper's story is a warning of what could happen if we do not change our priorities, and restore our rights as citizens.

Shooting someone in the back is NEVER legal...ESPECIALLY when it is done by those who are sworn to serve and protect. This film is a story of a travesty, sugar-coated to seem legitimate. Mr. McIntire should be ashamed of himself.., and should be arrested.

It was great to see Mazurki as Trapper, though. Trapper seemed a righteous man.


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