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Death Hunt (1981)

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In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness.

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Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Albert Johnson
Lee Marvin ... Millen
Andrew Stevens ... Alvin
Carl Weathers ... Sundog
Ed Lauter ... Hazel
Scott Hylands ... The Pilot
Angie Dickinson ... Vanessa McBride
Henry Beckman ... Bill Luce
William Sanderson ... Ned Warren
Jon Cedar ... Hawkins
James O'Connell James O'Connell ... Hurley
Len Lesser ... Lewis
Richard Davalos ... Beeler (as Dick Davalos)
Maury Chaykin ... Clarence
August Schellenberg ... Deak De Bleargue
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Storyline

Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 against the owner's will. When the owner Hasel complains to Mountie Sergeant Millen, he refuses to take action. But then the loathing breeder and his friends accuse Johnson of murder. So Millen, although sympathetic, has to try to take him under arrest - but Johnson defends his freedom in every way possible. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Savage pursuit in the wilderness! See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

1981 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Arctic Rampage See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1981
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to a title card, this movie is set in the Yukon Territory [in Canada] during November 1931. See more »

Goofs

When Johnson rolls down the hill after the airplane first catches up with him, there are already identical tracks visible on the hill side, presumably from the previous take. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Edgar Millen: If anyone's going to bring in Albert Johnson, it's going to be me - not some bounty hunter or some flyboy buckin' for promotion.
Constable Alvin Adams: Why you? Why are you so special?
Sergeant Edgar Millen: He deserves me, not them.
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Connections

Remake of The Mad Trapper (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

My Darling Clementine
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Death Hunt Lives
3 December 2005 | by dupont24See all my reviews

I am an advocate for Charles Bronson(R.I.P.),that ,this was one of his most PHYSICAL movies,the incredible outdoor trekking during the filming of this movie must have been tough on everybody involved with the filming of this great story in the wilderness,,and keep in mind, he was 64 years old when this movie was filmed,,The best part of this movie is that there was a fluent and exciting scene constantly throughout,and the writers mixed a little comedy along the way to break up the story a bit,,,I personally own some wonderful memorabilia from this movie,,I have the actual Bowie knife carried by Lee Marvin in the movie,,,and I also own the ACTUAL coyote coat that Bronson wears in the movie,,it is unbelievably beautiful,,,,,,When I wear it,,I can feel a true connection with this great under-rated flick,,,,A true classic of our time,,,,,,any fans of Bronson are welcome to connect by email,Charles Bronson will be dearly missed by all of us,,I hope these comments will help keep him in our hearts as one of the GREATEST!,,,thanks for reading,,,DOUG 12/3/05


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