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Alien Thunder (1974)

Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger.

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Claude Fournier

Writer:

George Malko
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Sgt. Dan Candy
Gordon Tootoosis ... Almighty Voice
Chief Dan George ... Sounding Sky
Kevin McCarthy ... Sgt. Malcolm Grant
Jean Duceppe ... Inspector Brisebois
Francine Racette ... Emilie Grant
Jack Creley ... Arthur Ballentyne - Indian Agent
James O'Shea James O'Shea ... Edouard
John Boylan John Boylan ... Cpl. Harold Bellringer
Lenny George Lenny George ... Rolling Grass
Ernestine Gamble Ernestine Gamble ... Small Face
Vincent Daniels Vincent Daniels ... Many Birds
Sarain Stump Sarain Stump ... Napoleon Royal
Suzette Arcand Suzette Arcand ... Townswoman
Edna Brittain Edna Brittain ... Townswoman
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Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger.

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Western

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1974 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Dan Candy's Law See more »

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Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Onyx Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This movie is also known as "Dan Candy's Law." See more »

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Sgt. Dan Candy: Jesus, you're stubborn. If you was to drown they'd find your body upstream.
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Painfully Terrible!
5 September 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Alien Thunder (whoever came up with that title should have been pistol whipped) is just plain dull!

Donald Sutherland (in a wooden, unlikable performance) plays Dan Candy, a member of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police who arrests an Indian for slaughtering a government alloted cow without prior approval. The Indian escapes and kills his partner.

Most of this excruciating movie consists of Sutherland walking into the woods, coming back empty-handed, and arguing with his superior officer.

There's no suspense and what little action there is (before the climax) consists mostly of pot shots taken by and against Indians on his various trips to the reservation.

Considering the talent involved, (Sutherland, Kevin McCarthy, Chief Dan George) this should have been good. I suggest you watch Thunderheart instead.


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