Sidney Poitier returned to the big screen in this action-thriller, after a decade-long absence. When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin (Poitier) must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the aid of expert tracker Jonathan Knox (PLATOON'S Tom Berenger). The killer has infiltrated a guided hiking trip led by Knox's girlfriend Sarah (Kirstie Alley, at the height of her Cheers fame). Viewers don't know which of the hikers is the killer, and the tension lasts well into the movie. Written by
A ruthless killer. A beautiful hostage. Two men follow them into the mountains. One for love. One for revenge.
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Did You Know?
The plot of this movie was aped by an episode of the TV show MacGyver. The 4th season episode, titled "The Invisible Killer," features Mac trying to unmask an escaped convict on a scenic hike, and aired only a little over a year after the film was released. See more
The ferry is supposed to be over deep water, with several shots of something sinking to murky depths, but when a character is seen being rescued by an unassisted swimmer the lake floor can be seen behind him with surface light shining down. See more
[Stantin has just scared a grizzly bear away
I've never seen a grizzly just turn and run like that.
Everybody else up here acts like they've never seen a black man before. Why should the bear be different?
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Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
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