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Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama | History  -  24 October 1978 (USA)
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A grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by ... See full summary »

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James Reed, and Narrator
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Lewis Keyser
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William Eddy
Diane McBain ...
Margaret Reed
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Patrick Breen
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George Donner
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Mary Graves
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Will McKutcheon
Lance LeGault ...
Charles Stanton
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Uncle Billy Graves
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Reid Cruickshanks ...
John Synder
Robert Carricart
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A grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by internal dissension over the choice of a leader and the selection of a route, the wagon train is soon decimated by Indian raids, a scarcity of food and water, and the unrelenting forces of nature. Finally after months of hardship, the party reaches the High Sierras, only to be stranded in the middle of the pass by an early snowstorm. And as fear of an agonizing death from starvation forces the abandonment of conventional rules of human behavior, the pioneers face a new enemy - each other. Written by Anonymous

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Funny as hell, but inadvertently so
25 March 2002 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This movie is just plain bad. The special effects are miserable, the writing is horrid, the cinematography isn't much better, and the acting is straight out of a soap opera. A great movie to watch over and over, but only to make fun of. If your looking for good cinema, you can do much better, like "Ernest Goes to Jail".


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