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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 ...
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Roddy 'Two Eagle' Randall ...
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Reidar Sørensen ...
Bjorn Svenson (as Reidar Sorenson)
Pedea Torget ...
Jesper
Hilde Grythe ...
Hannah
John Cassady ...
Jim Hanson
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Storyline

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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$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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Kind of blah
2 August 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Despite being made by one of Hollywood's most prominent film companies (Regency), and starring James Caan and Christopher Lambert, the distributor (Warner Brothers) doesn't seem to have done much (if anything) in the way of a theatrical release, at least on this side of the ocean. Seeing the movie for myself, I think I can understand why. It's not a TERRIBLE movie - the scenery looks nice at times, and the movie is never boring - but it comes across as flat. Lambert is his usual vanilla self, and Caan at times doesn't seem to be taking this acting assignment with much seriousness. There appear to have been cuts made to the story, either in the screenplay stage or in the editing room, which leads some parts of the movie to be somewhat incoherent or without proper explanation. One explanation for this may be that this movie was a co-production between FOUR countries - maybe details got lost in the constant translation between the parties. The movie obviously had a limited budget, which explains why the movie lacks visual depth and scope at times, often resembling a made-for-TV movie. And in the last part of the movie, Caan's character starts doing some ludicrous things that no man with sense would do in his situation. You are not missing much if you skip by this movie at your video store.


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