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The Mountain Men (1980)

A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor, and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.

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Bill Tyler
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Henry Frapp
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Running Moon
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Heavy Eagle
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Nathan Wyeth
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La Bont
David Ackroyd ...
Medicine Wolf
Cal Bellini ...
Cross Otter
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Jim Walter (as Bill Lucking)
Ken Ruta ...
Fontenelle
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Iron Belly
Danny Zapien ...
Blackfoot Chief
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Whiskey clerk
Buckley Norris ...
Trapper
Daniel Knapp ...
Trapper
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A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor, and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.

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Adventure | Western

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1 June 1980 (USA)  »

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Wind River  »

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Final film of Victor Jory. See more »

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A Mountain Man at the rendezvous (Charlton Heston) brags that he's been from "South Fork to Three Pass!" He should have said "Three Forks to South Pass." Three Forks is in Montana where three rivers come together and give the Missouri River its name and South Pass is in west central Wyoming where it is possible to cross the continental divide on horseback or with wagons. See more »

Quotes

Bill Tyler: I heard you got in on the money end of this miserable business.
Henry Frapp: Yep. Packed in supplies, watered down the whiskey, jacked up the prices... and went to tradin' for beaver.
Bill Tyler: How'd ya do?
Henry Frapp: I lost my ass!
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Terrific frontier tale
26 April 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Charlton Heston and Brian Keith, while first-rate in this film, came in second to the stupendous scenery of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park in this story of two crotchety, fiercely individualistic fur trappers in the mid-18th century who fight the elements, Indians, and occasionally each other. The two stars work extremely well together, and Keith especially seems to be having the time of his life. He played a similar role in a very good TV movie of the same period, "The Quest," but here he is given the opportunity to run with it, and he does a grand job. At first Heston looks somewhat stiff and uncomfortable in his mountain man getup--mainly varying types of animal pelts, with a huge Davey Crockett-type fur cap--but before long he seems right at home. The action scenes are extremely well done and quite intense, actually--especially when Keith and Heston are ambushed by an Indian war party at their camp--and there is a rollicking scene at a large meadow where the annual trappers' gathering (a sort of swap meet) is held. Heston seems to be enjoying himself, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous, and this is one of the most enjoyable, and better-made, westerns to come out of the early '80s. Recommended.


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