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North Star (1996)

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
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Colonel Henry Johnson
Mary M. Walker ...
Haina
Renny Hoalona Loren ...
Cheelik
Frank Salsedo ...
Nakki
Don Backhurst ...
Native American
Roddy 'Two Eagle' Randall ...
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Reidar Sørensen ...
Bjorn Svenson (as Reidar Sorenson)
Pedea Torget ...
Jesper
Hilde Grythe ...
Hannah
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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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Tashunga  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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The Army Officer who comes to Nome to declare martial law is wearing the crossed sabers on his hat; those of a cavalry officer. The hat badge is upside down. The hilts of the sabers should be in the lower half, not the upper. The blade tips belong at the upper half. See more »

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Reno: Where is Hudson Saanteek?
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Could have been much better
12 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I spotted plot elements from at least three other movies in this film- 1)the ruthless landowner/businessman abusing the honest foreigners (Heaven's Gate) 2)the kidnapping of the said baddie's girlfriend (Valdez is Coming) 3)the pursuit of the noble hero through the Alaskan wilds (Death Hunt) James Caan played the heel well and Burt Young stole the show as his henchman. Christopher Lambert, however, looked like he was sleepwalking through his role, which ruined the pacing for me. He could have livened up the movie had he shown some interest in getting revenge on those who wronged him.I don't think Nordic Westerns are going to catch on.


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