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Blood River (1991)

Jimmy Pearls, a directionless young drifter, kills Henry Logan's son and two other men after he found out that they murdered Jimmy's parents for their land. Trying to get away from Logan's ... See full summary »

Director:

Mel Damski

Writer:

John Carpenter
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... Jimmy 'The Kid' Pearls (as Rick Schroder)
Wilford Brimley ... U.S. Marshal Winston Patrick Culler
John P. Ryan ... Henry Logan, Rancher
Mills Watson ... Jake, Logan's Man
Henry Beckman ... Sheriff Peabody
Dwight McFee ... Squints, Logan Rider
Adrienne Barbeau ... Georgina
Don S. Davis ... Congressman Howard K. Apples
Jay Brazeau ... Hotchner
Venus Terzo ... Laurie, Whore
J.C. Roberts J.C. Roberts ... Storekeeper (as J.C. 'Jim' Roberts)
Gordon Tootoosis ... Smiling Knife
Stephen Hair Stephen Hair ... Parson Carpenter
Maureen Thomas ... Mrs. Carpenter
Jordi Thompson Jordi Thompson ... Deputy Marshal
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Jimmy Pearls, a directionless young drifter, kills Henry Logan's son and two other men after he found out that they murdered Jimmy's parents for their land. Trying to get away from Logan's vengeance, he goes to ground in the mountains and meets Winston Patrick Culler, an old trapper, who becomes his traveling companion and protector. Jimmy doesn't understand though why Culler is helping him... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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This was one of John Carpenter's first scripts . In an interview with the UK magazine " Films and Filming " in the late 70' s, he said that he had desperately wanted to cast John Wayne and Elvis Presley in the two leads. See more »

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When the Culler stuntman runs the horse into the boathouse and falls off, he suddenly sits up in a different position. See more »

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Fairly bad all around
20 May 2008 | by BKinzeysSee all my reviews

Poor direction, acting, costumes, sets, story. Wilford Brimley turns in the worst acting job I have seen him do. Rick Schroder does the same. The storyline just plods along with little more motivation than the script. Shot in Canada there are some pretty vistas but the cheap sets in the foreground detract.

This may be a TV Movie made on the cheap and it looks it. Puzzling choices were made as well. The boat for one. Somebody did a nice job stretching canvas (hides?) over a boat frame. What about the size though? It's twice the size, possibly triple, of a boat to be used by one person. It's just out of place as so much is in this movie.

I watched the whole thing hoping it would get better but it didn't.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A véres folyó See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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