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Walking Thunder (1997)

PG | | Drama, Family | 21 August 1997 (USA)
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In the 1850s, a young boy and his family on their way west become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "... See full summary »

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In the 1850s, a young boy and his family on their way west become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, and his family's survival is secured. Brian Keith narrates this family Western adventure, which won a Silver Award at the WorldFest Film Festival. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for elements of frontier violence | See all certifications »
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2 September 2004 | by (Riverside, California) – See all my reviews

This was said to be John Denver's last film. As I watched it, I couldn't help but feel sadness over that aspect. I thought this was a wonderful family film with John Denver playing a role I had longed wanted to see him in. A pioneer. A man blazing a wild mountain trail in a covered wagon. Being in the Rockies, with native Americans, bears, eagles, wolves, and mountain men. The story was very well told. The actors all played their roles to perfection. I love these kind of stories. Whenever they are made on modern film, we are able to re-live the past with these stories. I remember seeing James Reed in the mini-series North and South. I liked him as the Union soldier. He was great in this as well. The boys who played John Denver's sons looked familiar, but I couldn't place them in other projects. Entertainment Tonight highlighted the story about this final film. I wouldn't have known about it otherwise. When it was shown on cable, my sister taped it for me to see. All in all, this film will be forever treasured by true-blue John Denver fans. And we all wish, more than anything, that he was still around to give us more of the same. Ten plus in my book.


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