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The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

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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Cast

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Gruen
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Hannah
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Brigadier
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Remson
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Dempsey
Dorothy Fielding ...
Denise
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Avery
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Homer
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Howard K. Smith
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Hippie
Ramon Chavez ...
El Capitan
Stacy Newton ...
Cowboy
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Horse Lady
Jack Dunlap ...
Drinking Buddy
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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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Who says you can't take it with you ?


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13 November 1981 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Buzz Kulik began the picture, but was replaced by Roger Spottiswoode. 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 »

Crazy Credits

The end credits says Possum - Marsoupial See more »

Connections

Referenced in Abominable (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

White Room
Performed by Cream
Written by Jack Bruce and Pete Brown
Casserole Music, Inc. (BMI)
Cream courtesy of RSO Records, Inc.
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Feel cheated
11 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

It's really hard to take this movie seriously, especially to anyone who is fascinated by the D.B. Cooper story. I think my biggest problem with the movie is that it just starts with Cooper jumping out of the plane. There is no stage of the actual highjacking and little realism of the jump itself (it happened at night time during a storm). During the actual highjacking, the bomb was not left behind by the highjacker and there was never a stewardess locked in a bathroom. The movie seems to be a parody of the events with a cheesy-hillbilly soundtrack. You almost expect a Jerry Reed/Cledus cameo or even Cheech & Chong at some point. My problem is they had the opportunity to do so much more with it and failed miserably. In recent years, the alleged highjacker was supposedly identified (see Brad Meltzer's decoded). I, for one, love the D.B. Cooper story and hope that someone will serve the story justice, but may be somewhat undeserving seeing as how the "Dan Cooper" who made the infamous jump literally flew from justice himself.


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