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North Star (1996)

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Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800s. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually ... See full summary »

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Nils Gaup

Writers:

Heck Allen (novel) (as Will Henry), Gilles Béhat (story) (as Giles Behat) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... Sean McLennon
Christopher Lambert ... Hudson Saanteek (as Christophe Lambert)
Catherine McCormack ... Sarah
Burt Young ... Reno
Morten Faldaas Morten Faldaas ... Smiley
Jacques François ... Colonel Henry Johnson
Mary M. Walker Mary M. Walker ... Haina
Renny Hoalona Loren Renny Hoalona Loren ... Cheelik
Frank Salsedo Frank Salsedo ... Nakki
Don Backhurst Don Backhurst ... Native American
Roddy 'Two Eagle' Randall Roddy 'Two Eagle' Randall ... Native American
Reidar Sørensen ... Bjorn Svenson (as Reidar Sorenson)
Pedea Torget Pedea Torget ... Jesper
Hilde Grythe Hilde Grythe ... Hannah
John Cassady ... Jim Hanson
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Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800s. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually after the deaths of the previous owners at the hands of McLennon's "assistants". One of the miners targeted by McLennon, a half-Indian hunter named "Hudson Saanteek", manages to escape his hired thugs, and comes back into town looking to re-establish his claim and get revenge. McLennon and his men have the advantange of numbers and weapons, but Saanteek has his survival skills, and knowledge of the Alaskan wilderness. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Where land is power and revenge is obsession.


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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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In the beginning of the movie, Sean McClennon (James Caan's character) states that "non-citizens" have no right to claims. Alaska was not even a US territory at the time, so in fact, Sean McClennon had no right to any claims as well. See more »

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Reno: Where is Hudson Saanteek?
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Far Country II
30 November 2007 | by jcohen1See all my reviews

Sorry friends this is a frozen turkey; just it's an interesting turkey courtesy of Caan & Young. Years back they made two superior films- The Gambler & The Killer Elite. It's nice to seem them looking so good 25 years later even considering the material.

When the movie starts I started to think of Jimmy Stewart & Walter Brennan in The Far Country. Afterwards, Valdez is Coming. By the end it just freezes to death of its own weight. It's supposed to showcaset this Highlander guy but he doesn't even rise to the level of Steven Seagal.

I laughed and enjoyed Caan as a ruthless businessman turned psycho killer but somewhere Sonny Corleone is shaking his head. John McIntire too.


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Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Tashunga See more »

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Maridalen, Oslo, Norway See more »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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