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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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Onyx Films See more »
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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 »

Quotes

Sgt. Dan Candy: Jesus, you're stubborn. If you was to drown they'd find your body upstream.
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A tour de force for Donald Sutherland
15 January 2000 | by ram-30See all my reviews

ALIEN THUNDER is based on the true story of Almighty Voice, a Cree Indian fugitive that eluded the Mounties for over a year. Donald Sutherland plays Mounty Dan Candy who is obsessed with "getting his man". The film is alternately sympathetic towards the white police officers and the Native Americans. Two of the First Nation stars are Oscar nominated Chief Dan George who plays Sounding Sky and, in his screen debut, Gordon Tootoosis in the title role. It is Donald Sutherland who steals the show with his role as the tall tale telling, comforting, determined N.W.M.P.. The film is recommended not for its plot, which wears a bit thin, but for it's vivid capturing of early Canadian pioneer life and Northern Cree culture.


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