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Death Hunt (1981)

R | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1981 (Turkey)
In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness.

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Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 against the owner's will. When the owner Hasel complains to Mountie Sergeant Millen, he refuses to take action. But then the loathing breeder and his friends accuse Johnson of murder. So Millen, although sympathetic, has to try to take him under arrest - but Johnson defends his freedom in every way possible. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The Saga Of Two Rivals Who Clash As Enemies And Triumph As Heroes.


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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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This Charles Bronson movie is set in the snowy Canadian Yukon Territory Mountains. It was made and released only just a couple of years after Bronson's Love and Bullets (1979) whose main location was the snow-capped Swiss Mountains. See more »

Goofs

When Johnson is trapped on the cliff and begins preparing to jump into the pine trees, the weather is sunny and there is no snow on the trees. Yet when he jumps, the sky is overcast and the trees are covered with snow; once he is back on the ground, it is sunny again and the snow is gone from the trees. See more »

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[Millen is unimpressed that Adams shot a deer]
Constable Alvin Adams: Millen, don't you ever have anything good to say?
Sergeant Edgar Millen: Whaddya want? A shout, a holler and a cigar for doing something right for a change?
Constable Alvin Adams: No, I guess not. Your cigars taste like shit and you'd probably crack your face if you laughed out loud!
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Remake of The Mad Trapper (1972) See more »

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My Darling Clementine
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Charles Bronson's Golden Harvest film.
7 February 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Death Hunt (1981) was a strange animal. It was one of the few films that were produced by Raymond Chow and his company Golden Harvest. The movie is loosely based upon an actual incident that happened in Canada. The film is basically a showcase of Charlie Bronson's "wide" range of acting abilities. A trapper has a spat with some locals. When push comes to shove Charlie decides to take matters into his own hands and he has to deal with not only the locals but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Can Charlie survive the locals, The R.C.M.P. and the elements?

This movie is not a classic but it's a nice little action movie. The violence will satisfy action fans and the photography is excellent. Charlie gives his character some humanity and depth to what would ordinarily be considered a "wild mountain man" he also gets to say some cool lines and blasts away at some local ruffians. Lee Marvin co-stars as the Head Mountie and Carl Weathers and Andrew Stevens co-star as well as his fellow mounties. Angie Dickenson guest stars as well.

Recommended.


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