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The Mountain Men (1980)

A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.

Director:

Richard Lang

Writer:

Fraser C. Heston (as Fraser Clarke Heston)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlton Heston ... Bill Tyler
Brian Keith ... Henry Frapp
Victoria Racimo ... Running Moon
Stephen Macht ... Heavy Eagle
John Glover ... Nathan Wyeth
Seymour Cassel ... La Bont
David Ackroyd ... Medicine Wolf
Cal Bellini Cal Bellini ... Cross Otter
William Lucking ... Jim Walker (as Bill Lucking)
Ken Ruta Ken Ruta ... Fontenelle
Victor Jory ... Iron Belly
Danny Zapien Danny Zapien ... Blackfoot Chief
Tim Haldeman ... Whiskey Clerk
Buckley Norris ... Trapper
Daniel Knapp Daniel Knapp ... Trapper
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A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.

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Alone...each is a bombshell. Together...they're dynamite!

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wind River See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Victor Jory. See more »

Goofs

A Mountain Man at the rendezvous (Charlton Heston) brags that he's been from "South Fork to Three Pass!" He should have said "Three Forks to South Pass." Three Forks is in Montana where three rivers come together and give the Missouri River its name and South Pass is in west central Wyoming where it is possible to cross the continental divide on horseback or with wagons. See more »

Quotes

Bill Tyler: Say, uh, Henry... ain't no need for you to fight your way into that village. We could join up after...
Henry Frapp: [Interrupting] I ever tell you about the time the 'Rapahos chased me up a canyon over in the Big Lost?
Bill Tyler: No, but I reckon you're gonna tell me.
Henry Frapp: Well, it was over on the Horse Prairie. This band of 'Rapahos had been chasing me three days. So I seen this canyon. I figured I'd whip in there, and then I'll slip out. Trouble was that there was a way in but there wasn't no way out at all. Nothin' but ...
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UK versions are cut by the BBFC to remove footage of cruel horse-falls. See more »

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Brian Keith is great!
7 July 2003 | by dustin_abrahamSee all my reviews

I bought this movie for $5 before I even seen it...I like westerns so it wasn't that big of a risk for me. Although this movie has a few lame parts here and there, it is a quite entertaining story about furtrapping, friendship, and even a little romance. There aren't enough movies out there about furtrappers or this extremely adventurous era of our country's history.

Brian Keith's character(Frapp)in the movie was the best part. He is a rough and tough "Injun" fighter who loves whiskey and cuss words. He provides some comic relief and is the most memorable character in the movie. Heston does an okay job as well. My favorite line in the movie is after the Crow Indian says "You give us gifts and we go in peace." and Frapp says "You can go in dog s***!"


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