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The Way of the West -- A lone mountie has come to town to clean up the corruption and crime. He prepares to take them down one by one in the most vicious showdown the town has ever seen.
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1 July 2011 (Canada) See more »
Justice Wears Red
A lone Mountie has come to town to clean up the crime and corruption after finding an innocent man dead... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The Way of the West
 (From JustPressPlay. 25 July 2011, 12:04 AM, PDT)

'The Mountie' In Theatres on July 1
 (From The Cultural Post. 20 June 2011, 3:00 PM, PDT)

The law wears red in Canadian western The Mountie
 (From QuietEarth. 1 June 2011, 10:48 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Andrew W. Walker ... Wade Grayling (as Andrew Walker)

Jessica Paré ... Amethyst
Earl Pastko ... Olaf

John Wildman ... Robert Johnson

George Buza ... Kleus
Tony Munch ... Cobb

Matthew G. Taylor ... Nikolai

Andrey Ivchenko ... Pachek
Kestrel Martin ... Cleora
Maria Williams ... Mirdsa
Lawrence Dublenko ... Oatchko
Veronica Watt ... Anifsa
Joe Zucchiatti ... Mikhail
Dean Williams ... Damoslav
Zvonko Jovanovic ... Uri
Mike Wadsworth ... Rafal
Buck Smarch ... NWMP Rider 1
Richard Beauchamp ... NWMP Rider 2
Ada H. Chan ... Chinese Woman (as Ada Chan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Arsenault ... Dog Pit Gamblers
David Bradley ... Dog Pit Gamblers
Jeremy Chow ... Opiul Den Smokers
David Eng ... Opiul Den Smokers
Dominic Fung ... Opiul Den Smokers
Tristan Hopper ... Blin

Allen Keng ... Dog Pit Gamblers
Jung-Yul Kim ... Dog Pit Gamblers
Samuel Kung ... Opiul Den Smokers
Tony Lal ... Opiul Den Smokers
Tal Kang Lee ... Opiul Den Smokers
Kimberly Lung ... Opium Den Smoker
Steven Park ... Dog Pit Gamblers

Emerson Wong ... Dog Pit Gamblers (as Emmerson Wong)
Justin Young ... Opiul Den Smokers
Tingju Zhu
Rachel Tam ... Chinese Daughter (uncredited)

Directed by
Wyeth Clarkson  (as S. Wyeth Clarkson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wyeth Clarkson 
Charles Johnston  written by
Grant Sauve 

Produced by
Wyeth Clarkson .... producer
Phillip Daniels .... producer
Jason Price .... executive producer
Michael Vernon .... co-producer
Andrew Williamson .... producer
Original Music by
Ivan Barbotin 
Jerome McPeek (co-composer)
Norman Orenstein (main composer)
Cinematography by
Rene Smith 
Film Editing by
Kerry Davie 
Casting by
Christopher Richards 
Production Design by
Jim Goodall 
Sound Department
Joe Morrow .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Rogers .... assistant re-recording mixer
Jakob Thiesen .... foley artist
Dante Winkler .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Adam Gagnon .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
George Campbell .... camera operator
Brad Hruboska .... steadicam operator
Editorial Department
Walt Biljan .... colorist
Jonas Crawley .... assistant editor
Adam Gagnon .... on-line editor
Music Department
Jerome McPeek .... additional music by
Other crew
David Hamelin .... production coordinator
Riad .... title designer
Derek Robertson .... set production assistant

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Also Known As:
"The Mountie" - Canada (original title)
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Rated R for some violence
81 min | Canada:90 min | USA:83 min
Aspect Ratio:
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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
The way of the Yukon, 25 July 2011
Author: BurntEloi from Canada

I have to admit that the alternate (USA DVD) title "The way of the west" doesn't speak to the movies content. I am certain the only reason they created an alternate title for USA distribution is because "The Mountie" or "Way of the Yukon" or some similarly Canadian title would have little meaning or frame of reference for American viewers. Having said that, I can see how it being in IMDb's category Westerns could be a bit misleading and probably why other reviewers were disappointed. I wouldn't really drop it into the drama category either.

The cinematography is predictably well done, and given the raw nature of the Canadian Territories there are some great backgrounds. I agree that the lead actor (Walker) really does lay on the Clint Eastwood a bit thick. And unnecessarily so. he could have pulled off the role just as easily and likely more believably in a less strained manner.

As for continuity, I had no problems following the story line. I might question the historical accuracy of opium cultivation (which seems to be implied) in the Yukon, but there definitely was an opium trade. One also has to take into account that the story basically takes place in the middle of nowhere so character interaction is limited to the few people in the camp (its not a town).

I found the writing competent and the story engaging. I often shy away from Canadian movies due to their track record in terms of quality, but I didn't find The Mountie disappointing. It not a masterpiece either, but it is entertaining. The cast was well placed and the performances believable. Some familiar faces with Jessica Pare (who was awesome in "Suck"), Pastko and Buza.

All in all its worth the rental fee, I won't be adding it to my DVD collection, but it was enjoyable enough for me. I give it a 6/10. Just don't expect "Hang "em high".

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