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>
The 9th May 1979 edition of show-business trade paper 'Variety' reported that the Guinness Film Group (GFG) financier was attached to the production, the film being known then under the title of 'Arctic Rampage', the article reported a budget of US $8 million, a start date of November 1979, with actors 'Peter Falk' and Charles Bronson under negotiation. In the end, only Bronson was retained, with GFG and Falk in the end not proceeding on the film project. Moreover, the title changed to 'Death Hunt' and principal photography did not commence until March 1980. See more »
As Johnson jumps down from the cut tree, the safety cable attached to his back is visible. See more »
Sergeant Edgar Millen:
Let me give you a little advice, kid. Just throw those law books away, huh? It's better to turn your eyes and let them fight their damn dogs. Damn sight better than them killin' each other.
Constable Alvin Adams:
But you can't let people get away with that - makin' up their own laws.
Sergeant Edgar Millen:
The only thing to remember is Millen's Law. You want to stay a Mountie, then all you have to do is keep headquarters happy, huh? 'Cause the only time they're unhappy is when there's an unaccounted for killing. So if you account for all ...
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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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