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 killer's identity is not revealed until midway through the film. He attempts to evade detection by killing a member of a hiking expedition and taking his place. To keep the audience guessing as to the true identity of the villain, some of the hikers were played by actors known for playing bad guys: notably Clancy Brown
, Frederick Coffin
, and Andrew Robinson
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When Stantin is pulling Knox up the side of the cliff the rope is continually taut but in several shots at Knox's end the rope is slack. See more
[Knox dives into the ocean to pull out Stantin, who has just been shot several times, and nearly drowned in pursuit of his suspect
You FBI guys do this kind of shit a lot?
Every damn day.
Referenced in Six Degrees of Separation
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Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
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