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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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Intriguing true story turned into an OK actioner See more (54 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
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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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Runtime:
97 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
This Charles Bronson movie was theatrically released between his pictures Borderline (1980) and Death Wish II (1982).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Alvin Adams transmits the call sign W6MQ over his radio. This is an amateur radio call sign issued by the United States, not an RCMP call sign issued by Canada.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 »
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing true story turned into an OK actioner, 18 November 2002
Author: Jonathon Dabell (barnaby.rudge@hotmail.co.uk) from Todmorden, England

Charles Bronson has less than fifty words of dialogue in this film, since he spends most of it running through the snow on his own pursued by the mounties, but it is still one of his better films from the late seventies and early eighties era.

He plays the real life character Albert Johnson, a fur trapper who killed some people in a dispute over dogs and went on the run in territory which had never been crossed during the ferocious Arctic winter. He successfully got away from them, despite the fact that they had many men, dogs and even an aeroplane to help them to track him down.

This movie version is simple blood and thunder stuff, with a starry cast, some strong language and a handful of sparkling action sequences. It has weak points too, such as the wasted character played by Angie Dickinson, and a few slow patches in terms of pacing. However, when you think that Bronson was mainly working on such dross as The Evil That Men Do, Death Wish II, and Ten to Midnight at this point in his career, this is at least a slightly above-average film worthy of his rugged talents.

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