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Challenge to Be Free (1975)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  5 November 1975 (USA)
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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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Fritz Ford ...
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Roger Reitano ...
Eli Zane
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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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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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Good family movie
14 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like a lot of reviewers here I saw this as a boy. I was sick from school for about a week & watched this on HBO probably 50 times that week. I loved it and always wondered if it was a true story. This movie is mostly narration with a lot of animal interaction. It does have a Disney feel to it. Now at 42 years old (I saw this when I was about 11) it is a little dated but my wife & I were looking for movie on Encore and I saw this. She had never seen it and enjoyed it as much as me and felt sorry for Trapper & Old Timer. It had been 30 yrs since I saw this & the theme song has always been in my mind (even if its outdated by today's standards). Not sure if our kids would like this or not. I'm going to burn it to DVD since this movie is not available. For those interested in the real story look up The Mad Trapper on wiki. Glad to be reacquainted with this movie, Trapper & Old Timer.


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