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The North Star (1996)
"North Star" (original title)

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Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually ... See full summary »

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Sean McLennon
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Hudson Saanteek (as Christophe Lambert)
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Sarah
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Reno
Morten Faldaas ...
Smiley
Jacques François ...
Colonel Henry Johnson
Mary M. Walker ...
Haina
Renny Hoalona Loren ...
Cheelik
Frank Salsedo ...
Nakki
Don Backhurst ...
Native American
Roddy 'Two Eagle' Randall ...
Native American
Reidar Sørensen ...
Bjorn Svenson (as Reidar Sorenson)
Pedea Torget ...
Jesper
Hilde Grythe ...
Hannah
John Cassady ...
Jim Hanson
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Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually after the deaths of the previous owners at the hands of McLennon's 'assistants'. One of the miners targeted by McLennon, a half-Indian hunter named Hudson Saanteek, manages to escape his hired thugs and comes back into town looking to re-establish his claim and get revenge. McLennon and his men have the advantange of numbers and weapons, but Saanteek has his survival skills and knowledge of the Alaskan wilderness. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Where land is power and revenge is obsession.


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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

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In the beginning of the movie, Sean McClennon (James Caan's character) states that "non-citizens" have no right to claims. Alaska was not even a US territory at the time, so in fact, Sean McClennon had no right to any claims as well. See more »

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a snow western
24 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the latter part of the 19th century,Alaska is swamped with people claiming land for goldmines and a struggle ensues between a crooked businessman and a half breed over stolen land. This is in all aspects a western but set in land covered with snow and with sledges more than horses.Film is actually mainly norweigian made but also has other countries involved in it's production,so may even come under the euro western genre.Film is slow paced but also strangely seems rushed at times especially at a rather lacklustre climax.James Caan as the villain of the piece plays it all wide eyed and mad looking which is a little over the top.Some sporadic violence and a couple of OK moments but not enough.


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