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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 ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Finding the handwritten note at the site of the rendezvous mentioning white women actually happened in history and they should have said the women were missionaries traveling with their husbands to the Oregon Territory. They were the first white women to go that far west and cross the continental divide. Therefore, finding the handwritten note can be considered a milestone in the history of the expansion of the American West. See more »

Goofs

During the chase sequence, after Heavy Eagle passes a rock on the top of a ridge and goes to the left of the camera, a bush is moved violently at the bottom right of the screen, clearly by someone off camera. See more »

Quotes

Bill Tyler: I heard you got in on the money end of this miserable business.
Henry Frapp: Yep. Packed in supplies, watered down the whiskey, jacked up the prices... and went to tradin' for beaver.
Bill Tyler: How'd ya do?
Henry Frapp: I lost my ass!
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Alternate Versions

ABC edited 6 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »

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Accurate
20 August 2002 | by hillglassSee all my reviews

Good action, and an accurate presentation of how these guys lived. understand that Hollywood taints everything, this is the best I have found so far on the silver screen. Mr. Heston was a bit stiff in his acting, but more believeble than R. Redford in his potrail of a mountain man in Jeremiah Johnson. Violence is graphic and necessary to be accurate. Love scene is corny and just shows kissing. ;)


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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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