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The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Thriller  |  13 November 1981 (USA)
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A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite ... See full summary »

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A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged cop. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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In 1980, a boy found several thousand dollars in $20 bills from the Cooper hi-jacking ransom decomposing along the Columbia River in Washington state. See more »

Goofs

During the chase, the left wheel is wrenched off the biplane after D.B. uses it to pierce the roof of a car. But in later scenes, the biplane appears with its right wheel missing. See more »

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Performed by The Marshall Tucker Band
Written by Michael Smotherman
Songs of Bandier-Koppelman, Inc (ASCAP)
Garbo Music (ASCAP)
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Not all that bad
10 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is just a long big chase scene and it's fine on those levels. Treat Williams is great in the lead and Kathryn Harrold is simply beautiful. Although it's doubtful that this film portrays what really happened to D.B. Cooper, it's quite enjoyable. My only problem with the movie is that there isn't much character development, but one of the best things about this movie is all of the beautiful scenery. From the green forests of Oregon to the raging rapids of Wyoming and to the isolated deserts of Arizona. It's all good and I suggest that anyone who can't find something to do for ninety minutes should watch this.


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