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Across the Great Divide (1976)

In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance, a 400-acre Oregon ranch. On their journey, the pair forms an uncertain alliance with a ... See full summary »

Director:

Stewart Raffill

Writer:

Stewart Raffill
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Logan ... Zachariah Coop
Heather Rattray ... Holly Smith
Mark Edward Hall ... Jason Smith
George 'Buck' Flower ... Ben
Hal Bokar Hal Bokar ... Sternface
Frank Salsedo Frank Salsedo ... Mosa (as Frank F. Salsedo)
Fernando Celis Fernando Celis ... Half Breed / Hunter
Loren Ewing ... Club
Tiny Brooks ... Fat Mary
John Kauffman John Kauffman ... Indian
James Elk James Elk ... Indian
Stan Cowley Stan Cowley ... Hunter
The Indian People of Utah and Canada The Indian People of Utah and Canada ... Indians (as The Indian People of Utah & Canada.)
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In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance, a 400-acre Oregon ranch. On their journey, the pair forms an uncertain alliance with a drifter and together they go on the adventure of a lifetime.

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In 1876 two orphans crossed the Rockies with a frontier drifter and lived a lifetime of adventure. See more »

Genres:

Family | Western

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Across the Great Divide See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,806,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mavericks Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Heather Rattray. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[to a deer with a large rack of antlers]
Zachariah Coop: The top of the morning to you! Eh? Well, thank you. That's a fine hat you're wearin' yourself.
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The way good family films used to be made
20 September 2003 | by christophaskellSee all my reviews

Holly and Jason Smith (Heather Rattray and Mark Edward Hall, respectively) are a brother/sister combo out on the open trail. Trying to get to Oregon before their miserly uncle claims some land that is rightfully theirs, the kids run across a kind-hearted gambler, Zachariah Coop (Robert Logan). Although they get off to a rocky start, their relationship together grows out of necessity of their dependence on each other. They slowly learn to trust one another, and as a team make steady progress to Oregon. Director Raffill has directed quite a few of the outdoor, family adventure films as of late, and his love for nature shines through his lens. `Across the Great Divide' had a few gratuitous `fear for your life' moments, but definitely holds its own against other outdoor adventure films made in the 1970's. For viewers looking for films with good morals, this also has lessons learned out the wazoo. Rating: 25/40


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