An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

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A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as they try to get back to civilization. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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They Were Fighting Over A Woman When The Plane Went Down. Now, Their Only Chance For Survival Is Each Other.


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Rated R for language and some adventure gore/violence | See all certifications »

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26 September 1997 (USA)  »

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$7,733,445 (USA) (26 September 1997)

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$27,779,888 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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The rifle they find in the house is a Winchester Model 1886 45-70. See more »

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When Bob and Charles reach the abandoned cabin, Bob finds a Winchester model 1886 rifle and 45-70 Gov't. cartridges and starts loading it. Although the cartridge caliber is correct for the rifle, the round nose bullets are not. .45-70 Gov't cartridges are rounded with a flat nose. See more »

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[after successfully fighting a bear]
Charles Morse: For all my life, I've have wanted to do something that was, um, that was unequivocal.
Robert Green: Well, Charlie, I certainly think this qualifies.
Charles Morse: Or something.
Robert Green: See, Charles, that's why they call it personal growth. A month ago, old Smokey here would've reared up, you probably would've called your lawyer!
Charles Morse: Nah, I wouldn't do that to an animal.
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Referenced in 30 Rock: 100: Part 1 (2011) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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In A Word: Intense
9 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Boy, here's an intense film, a survival-in-the-wilderness adventure/thriller starring the unlikely duo of Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. It's not hard to guess who's the villain, in addition to a man-eating bear who stalks the two of them after their plane crashes in the woods of Alaska.

The sophistication of Hopkins, playing an extremely smart man, battling the crude Baldwin, who is insanely jealous of Hopkins' possessions, including his gorgeous wife (Elle McPherson), is intriguing to watch. So is the great scenery and best-of-all, a great action story that has you focused intently for the full two hours.

A human characteristic so often ignored in films the past half century is put on display here: compassionate forgiveness. Seeing forgiveness demonstrated instead of revenge is almost shocking to see. Kudos to the filmmakers, too, for not going overboard on the brutality in this adventure.


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