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Alien Thunder (1974)

Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger.

Director:

Claude Fournier

Writer:

George Malko
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Sgt. Dan Candy
Gordon Tootoosis ... Almighty Voice
Chief Dan George ... Sounding Sky
Kevin McCarthy ... Sgt. Malcolm Grant
Jean Duceppe ... Inspector Brisebois
Francine Racette ... Emilie Grant
Jack Creley ... Arthur Ballentyne - Indian Agent
James O'Shea James O'Shea ... Edouard
John Boylan John Boylan ... Cpl. Harold Bellringer
Lenny George Lenny George ... Rolling Grass
Ernestine Gamble Ernestine Gamble ... Small Face
Vincent Daniels Vincent Daniels ... Many Birds
Sarain Stump Sarain Stump ... Napoleon Royal
Suzette Arcand Suzette Arcand ... Townswoman
Edna Brittain Edna Brittain ... Townswoman
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Storyline

Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger.

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1974 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Dan Candy's Law See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Onyx Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is also known as "Dan Candy's Law." See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Dan Candy: Jesus, you're stubborn. If you was to drown they'd find your body upstream.
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A fine story but filmed poorly
17 July 2016 | by jdinkins-62103See all my reviews

I feel like this would have been a much better film if it had been filmed more clearly. I am a fan of revisionist westerns and I like the bare bones story that this particular film told. My only complaint with it is that it was filmed poorly. The actors were excellent and there aren't nearly enough stories about the northwest mounted police, outside of some 1930's era horse operas. I feel there are hundreds of stories that could be told about the northwest mounted as they are famous worldwide for always getting their man. This, in my opinion is a fine story of a man seeking vengeance for his friend but I also think that it would have been a much better, if not far more recognized film if it had only been filmed better. I understand that westerns of this particular era were filmed in a more grainy way to conjure up a more authentic air the same way we would look at photographs of this era but this film unfortunately just seems to say that the producers were short on money and were trying to cut corners. It's really a shame because I truly believe that it was a fine story with very great actors and filled with historical and exciting events.


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