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Walking Thunder (1997)

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In the 1850s, a young boy and his family on their way west become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear known as "... See full summary »

Director:

Craig Clyde

Writers:

Craig Clyde (story by), Bryce W. Fillmore (story by) (as Bryce Fillmore) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Read ... Abner Murdock
John Denver ... John McKay
David Tom ... Jacob McKay
Irene Miracle ... Emma McKay (as Klara Irene Miracle)
Christopher Neame ... Ansel Richter
Ted Thin Elk Ted Thin Elk ... Dark Wind (as Chief Ted Thin Elk)
Kevin Conners Kevin Conners ... Toby McKay
Billy Oscar Billy Oscar ... Weasel
Don Shanks ... Blood Coat
Robert DoQui ... Gun Trader
K.C. Clyde ... Danny McKay (as Kasey Clyde)
David Kirk Chambers David Kirk Chambers ... Thomas McKay
Carolyn Hurlburt Carolyn Hurlburt ... Anne McKay
Dane Stevens Dane Stevens ... Angus Campbell (as Duane Stephens)
Wayne Brennan Wayne Brennan ... Windy Bill
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In the 1850s, a young boy and his family on their way west become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear known as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, and his family's survival is secured. Brian Keith narrates this family Western adventure, which won a Silver Award at the WorldFest Film Festival. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for elements of frontier violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lenda do Trovão See more »

Filming Locations:

Mount Timpanogos, Utah, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Slight but entertaining
2 March 2001 | by desperado1ukSee all my reviews

This is the sort of 'great outdoors' movies that you can watch once, enjoy, and then promptly forget about. The movie provides a good sweep of Colorado, and the story - about a family trying to catch up with the gold rush - passable. However, when all the humans on stage are out acted by Bart the Bear, you know you are watching a straight-to-video movie. John Denver, the only recognisable actor, stares into space for long periods of times (probably writing a song for his next album), and all the others are Legends of the Fall rip-offs. However, the most amusing sequence in when Denver erects and furnishes a cabin in about an hour. Don't let me put you off, this is lightweight entertainment and good fun when there are nothing but repeats on the T.V.

Best Bit: Bart the Bear's dramatic drooling.


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