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Director:
Writers:
Michael Grais (written by) and
Mark Victor (written by)
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Release Date:
1981 (Turkey) See more »
Tagline:
The Saga Of Two Rivals Who Clash As Enemies And Triumph As Heroes.
Plot:
Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Prolific Character Actor Ed Lauter Passes Away
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Character Actor Ed Lauter Dead at 74
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Enticing hunt, yet not that deadly See more (53 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Bronson ... Albert Johnson

Lee Marvin ... Millen

Andrew Stevens ... Alvin

Carl Weathers ... Sundog

Ed Lauter ... Hazel

Scott Hylands ... The Pilot

Angie Dickinson ... Vanessa McBride
Henry Beckman ... Bill Luce

William Sanderson ... Ned Warren

Jon Cedar ... Hawkins
James O'Connell ... Hurley

Len Lesser ... Lewis
Richard Davalos ... Beeler (as Dick Davalos)

Maury Chaykin ... Clarence

August Schellenberg ... Deak De Bleargue
Dennis Wallace ... Trapper #1
James McIntire ... Trapper #2
Rayford Barnes ... Trapper #3
Maurice Kowalewski ... Charlie Rat
Sean McCann ... News Reporter
Steve Finkel ... W.W. Douglass (as Steve O.Z. Finkel)
Denis Lacroix ... Jimmy Tom

Tantoo Cardinal ... Indian Woman (as Tantoo Martin)
Amy Marie George ... Buffalo Woman

Directed by
Peter R. Hunt  (as Peter Hunt)
 
Writing credits
Michael Grais (written by) and
Mark Victor (written by)

Produced by
Robert Baylis .... associate producer
Raymond Chow .... executive producer
Albert S. Ruddy .... executive producer
Murray Shostak .... producer
Andre Morgan .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jerrold Immel 
 
Cinematography by
James Devis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
Allan Jacobs 
 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Bob Benton)
 
Costume Design by
Olga Dimitrov 
 
Makeup Department
Paul LeBlanc .... hair stylist
Bill Morgan .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Les Kimber .... unit production manager
Andre Morgan .... production supervisor (as André Morgan)
Marlene Rubenstein .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Baxley .... second unit director
Frank Ernst .... first assistant director
Rob Lockwood .... second unit director
David McLeod .... second assistant director (as David MacLeod)
 
Art Department
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... property master (as John Berger)
Tom Doherty .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Ray Alba .... sound designer
Carolyn Colwell .... sound designer
Paul Hochman .... sound designer
David J. Kimball .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Lightstone .... sound recordist
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Carl Mahakian .... dialogue editor
Bert Schoenfeld .... sound designer
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Thomas L. Fisher .... special effects (as Tom Fisher)
John Thomas .... special effects
 
Stunts
Alex Green .... stunt coordinator
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Green .... stunts (uncredited)
John Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Chegwidden .... gaffer
Ron Goodman .... Wesscam operator
Margaret Herron .... Wesscam operator
Michael Kohne .... key grip
Richard Leiterman .... director of photography: second unit
Cameron MacDonald .... camera operator: second unit (as Cam MacDonald)
Rod Parkhurst .... camera operator
Herb Reischl Jr. .... best boy (as Herb Reischl)
Peter K. Smith .... focus puller: second unit
Curtis Petersen .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Bryan Gliserman .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
William Jacobs .... assistant editor
Mario Leone .... assistant editor
Cathy Rose .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Jim Henrikson .... music editor (as James Henrikson)
Michael Tronick .... music editor
 
Other crew
Margo Baxley .... assistant to producer
Pamela Carlton .... script supervisor (as Pam Carlton)
David Chan .... assistant to executive in charge of production
Mark Dumas .... animal trainer (as Mark Weiner)
Dennis Grisco .... animal trainer
Terry Guesnel .... animal trainer
Doug Lemmond .... animal trainer
Phill Norman .... title designer
John Scott .... wrangler
Gary Vaughn .... animal trainer
Lacia Kornylo .... production accountant (uncredited)
Michael MacDonald .... location manager (uncredited)
Joe Thornton .... location manager: second unit (uncredited)
 
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97 min
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Trivia:
Albert Johnson, played by Charles Bronson in this movie, was a real life Canadian fugitive who was known as "The Mad Trapper" or "The Mad Trapper of Rat River".See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: While Albert Johnson is making his escape through the forest, a modern highway guardrail appears clearly in the background. These guardrails were not in use during the time of this story, and Johnson was supposed to be out in the wilderness.See more »
Quotes:
Sergeant Edgar Millen:[about Albert Johnson] As you can see he was one of the American's best trained men. Special Intelligence Squad and the law.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Illustrated Man with John Solie (2011) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Enticing hunt, yet not that deadly, 7 December 2008
Author: vostf (vik@noos.fr) from Paris, Fr

The production team had a very powerful true story to build upon, but they just tacked Bronson and Marvin in a loose adaptation and felt content with it. In the end, the biggest flaw of all is there's hardly a Death Hunt taking place. The whole picture fumbles with geographical continuity so much that suspense is never gaining momentum. Aerial shots of abrupt snowy slopes contrast with the ground shots where actors happen to run on a mostly flat soil, with little snow most of the time.

Thus the chase looks more like a veteran's trekking in the mountains. Peter Hunt was supposed to be an innovative editor, but he constantly failed to prove he could edit pictures in his head to achieve remarkable results as a director. All the chase sequences feel disjointed, shot at various locations. Bronson is in sight, then he escapes, and then again he seems cornered by the Mountie posse soon joined by the improvised bounty hunters coming out of the wild, simply catching up with the unrelenting chase (ok Bronson is supposed to zigzag and the plane helps to locate him very closely, but little is done to make this a consistent narrative feature).

Eventually it's a poor rendition of a fantastic true story only because the guys involved took the pedestrian path to a Death Hunt in the Arctic wilderness. The R-rated bullet impacts or the wasteful Angie Dickinson cameo are further evidence of a cheap-shots-oriented production.

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