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Shadow of the Wolf (1992)

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In Canada's North during the 1930s, a young Inuit kills a White trader and is pursued by the police but his father is determined to protect his fugitive son at any cost.

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Jacques Dorfmann (adaptation), Evan Jones (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Agaguk
Toshirô Mifune ... Kroomak (as Toshiro Mifune)
Jennifer Tilly ... Igiyook
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... Brown
Donald Sutherland ... Henderson
Nicholas Campbell ... Scott
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Big Tooth (as Raoul Trujillo)
Qalingo Tookalak Qalingo Tookalak ... Tulugak
Jobie Arnaituk Jobie Arnaituk ... Nayalik
Tamussie Sivuarapik Tamussie Sivuarapik ... Korok
Harry Hill ... Mr. Tavish
David Okpik David Okpik ... Pualuna
Patricia Eshkibok Patricia Eshkibok ... Parted Hair
Earl Danyluk Earl Danyluk ... Hatchet Jack
Glenn Verdon Glenn Verdon ... Stebbins
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Storyline

In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen Quebec. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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He left his people to be free. Man has turned him into a killer. He must now fight for his life.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of the Wolf See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$747,119, 7 March 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,448,640
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Diamond Phillips and Jennifer Tilly started dating during production and were eventually engaged. See more »

Goofs

When Kroomak and Henderson meet, Henderson's pipe is in his mouth when Kroomak says, "You'll stay with me. I want nothing to happen to you." In the subsequent shot, Henderson's pipe is suddenly gone. Then we return to the two-shot and the pipe is suddenly back again - and Henderson is suddenly re-lighting it. See more »

Quotes

Kroomak: Cut him in five pieces and bury him in five directions.
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Alternate Versions

An unrated version has a sex scene between Lou Diamond Phillips and Jennifer Tilly. Tilly is topless during the scene. See more »


Soundtracks

Always and Forever
Music by Maurice Jarre
Lyrics by Nathalie Carsen
Performed by Nathalie Carsen
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Excellent depiction of Inuit life considering film being dull
8 February 2004 | by BigLaxFan94See all my reviews

I found this film to a little dull but what makes this one accurate is the fact that the way the Inuit are portrayed in it. They are depicted quite well for a Hollywood made flick. I'm very surprised how many actors of actual Inuit background were in this film. I know for a fact that they weren't just actors of other ethnic backgrounds pretending to be Inuit since their last names are actually Inuit names. All the other villagers were truly Inuit except for Lou Diamond Phillips and Jennifer Tilly. I love ANY film that deals with Native North Americans just as long as its not a typical Hollywood made movie that views them as "savages" or "heathens" who like to attack wagon trains!! I personally don't appreciate negative stereotypes like that.

But ........... however........ anyways........... this is the reason why I gave this film a 6 out of 10.


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