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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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Fairly interesting, if flawed
13 June 2011 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

A fairly interesting, if flawed, movie. Toshiro Mifune was great, and could pass for an Eskimo. Lou Diamond Phillips is awfully tall and lean, though. And Jennifer Tilly, well she is beautiful, and she acted very well, but just does not even come close to seeming Eskimo. In a way this is the old story of Europeans interacting with indigenous peoples. As one character out it, "You need us! you no longer can survive without our rifles and our metal knives!" And the chieftain admits "we will die" Should we have left these people in their Stone Age condition? I don't think so. But it did mean the end of their ways of life. The Innuit only escaped the reservation system due to the remoteness of their homelands.But back to the movie, it is worth checking out if only for the photography.


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