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Death Hunt (1981)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  1981 (Turkey)
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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... 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>

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


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Trivia

The manhunt that this movie is based on was the first time that airplanes were used by authorities in Canada to track down a wanted fugitive. The type of plane used was a a Bristol open cockpit bi-plane and a real-life replica was constructed for this movie. See more »

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Lee Marvin introduces himself at the cabin as Edgar Millen of the Royal Canadian Police instead of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. See more »

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[Sundog explains the secret to winning drinking contests]
Sundog/George Washington Lincoln Brown: Take it easy, kid, take it easy. You have a lot of potential for a rookie, but damn you're ragged.
Constable Alvin Adams: What do you mean - ragged?
Sundog/George Washington Lincoln Brown: Look, if you're in a do-or-die contest for big stakes, you let the other guy get a head start on you. Take small swigs and hold your breath, huh? Then it looks like you're getting ahead. When you see it's starting to circulate on him, then its time to bust it down. Then you're past him and then you pray to the good...
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For You
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke (as Joe Burke)
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Bronson is the man
23 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

When you look at a lot of the action movies released today, all you can see are special effects. There is usually nothing else going on. When you look at a film like "Death hunt" it's something totally different. Marvin is great and Bronson is fabulous in this action movie set in North Canada in the early 30's. Besides the movie being decent when it comes to editing, directing etc,the two leading men are perfect in this hostile environment that the story is set in. . A must for every fan of a decent action flick. For Bronson fans it's obligatory!


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