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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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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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Charles Bronson once said of his Albert Johnson character in this movie: "There are two schools of thought about the characters . . . Some believe the man [Albert Johnson] was a criminal. Others believe, as I do, that he was innocent of any wrongdoing. We decided to show him as a man who was a victim of someone else's need to perform violence. In trying to protect himself against an unprovoked attack, he was forced to kill one of his assailants."See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Lee Marvin introduces himself at the cabin as Edgar Millen of the Royal Canadian Police instead of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.See more »
Quotes:
[Sundog explains why he's in the Mounties instead of baseball's Major Leagues]
Sundog/George Washington Lincoln Brown:Hell, they didn't want to let me in the Majors and you know why.
Sergeant Edgar Millen:Damn right, I know why. I musta heard that story six hundred times...
Vanessa:Why?
Sundog/George Washington Lincoln Brown:I was too good, that's why. I'd a pitched that ball down Ty Cobb's throat and made George Sisler look like an electric fan.
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Referenced in The Illustrated Man with John Solie (2011) (V)See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Well done action/adventure, 10 February 2006
Author: funnygy from Wisconsin

With a lurid title like "Death Hunt" and lead actors like Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin, it would be easy to dismiss this film as just another shoot-'em-up run through the mill to capitalize on the marquee names (particularly Bronson). To do so, however, would be to overlook a well-made gem of an adventure film.

The problem, of course, with most films of this ilk is that they offer a minimum set-up and characters and then set the guns a-blazin'. Not so here. The premise is established well, with Bronson as the noble loner and Marvin as the gruff, weary Canadian Mountie. The themes and plot devices are familiar, to be sure - the sense of honor, the anti-hero, the wet behind the ears rookie lawman, even a little bit of a love story.

I had seen most of this film on cable and thought I understood it. Recently I rented it so I could finally see the first half hour and my feelings about it changed. Seeing the film from start to finish, I realized I had misjudged the intentions of the Marvin character. I thought the character was just another "honorable to the point of dishonorable" hero, when in fact he's a conflicted man. During the film, you can see that he knows he's as much responsible for what has happened, and he's not so much interested in "doing the right thing" as he is in covering his own rear end.

I was surprised to see in the beginning that the film is set in 1931; it seems much like a Western. But then you realize that this was still a very isolated area and that, unlike the southwest, civilization hadn't quite caught up with this part of the world yet - particularly with lawmen like Marvin on duty.

"Death Hunt" delivers all the goods. There is plenty of action and excitement, yet also a lot of substance as the story unfolds. It's a notch above most films of its kind. I enjoyed it so much that I'm considering adding it to my own DVD library, and I'd also like to learn more about the real story that it is based on.

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