After Pardon Chato, a mestizo, kills a US marshal in self-defense, a posse pursues him, but as the white volunteers advance deep in Indian territory they become more prey than hunters, ... See full summary »
Jay Killion (Charles Bronson) had been the presidential bodyguard, but for the inauguration of the recently elected president, he is assigned to the first lady, Lara Royce (Jill Ireland). ... See full summary »
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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>
Fifty native Yukon Siberian sled dogs were used for this movie. See more »
When Millen takes his revolver out of the suitcase he opens it and you can see that it is loaded. Then he closes it and without cocking it he sights along the gun. You then hear the sound of a cocked gun being dry fired, even though the gun was not cocked and was loaded. See more »
Constable Alvin Adams:
Well, I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth.
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Charles Bronson is an ex-patriot of the United States who travels to the Yukon to escape his past. He gets on the bad side of a group of trappers, kills one of them in self-defense, and is wrongfully accused of murder. Lee Marvin as a veteran Mountie, Carl Weathers, and fresh from training Mountie Andrew Stevens set out to track Bronson down as he tries to escape into Alaska.
The acting in this film is sensational, the settings are true to life, and the story is riveting. A must see!
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