Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 against the owner's will. When the owner Hasel complains to Mountie Sergeant Millen, he refuses to take action. But then the loathing breeder and his friends accuse Johnson of murder. So Millen, although sympathetic, has to try to take him under arrest - but Johnson defends his freedom in every way possible.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
In this movie, the pilot character of Captain Hank Tucker of the Royal Canadian Air Force, played by Scott Hylands, was based on Captain Wilfrid Reid "Wop" May, OBE, DFC who was the real life pilot who assisted the manhunt with aerial surveillance. See more »
When Albert Johnson jumps into the pine tree he drops his rifle in the snow at the top of the cliff and it can be seen there after he jumps. When he falls to the ground the rifle is laying beside his pack. It is not the 2nd rifle that he had in his pack as that one is still visible in the pack. See more »
Charles Bronson is an ex-patriot of the United States who travels to the Yukon to escape his past. He gets on the bad side of a group of trappers, kills one of them in self-defense, and is wrongfully accused of murder. Lee Marvin as a veteran Mountie, Carl Weathers, and fresh from training Mountie Andrew Stevens set out to track Bronson down as he tries to escape into Alaska.
The acting in this film is sensational, the settings are true to life, and the story is riveting. A must see!
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