Man in the Wilderness (1971)

Man in the Wilderness


No critic reviews yet...

No critic reviews yet...


Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

In this film, Richard Harris plays a trapper who joins a Northwest Territory expeditionary group. Left for dead after running afoul of a grizzly bear, Harris struggles to regain his strength and exact vengeance against the man who deserted him. Flashbacks reveal who Harris is and how he's come to this.

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Jack de Witt
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2008


as Zachary Bass

as Captain Henry

as Indian Chief

as Fogarty

as Benoit

as Longbow

as Coulter

as Russell

as and Peggy the Bear

as Grace's Mother

as Zachary as a child

as Schoolmaster

as Indian

as Ambushed Trapper

as Woman with Trapper
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Man in the Wilderness

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for Man in the Wilderness

There are no critic reviews yet for Man in the Wilderness. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for Man in the Wilderness


A slow, grim, and ultimately uplifting film with a few decent twists. Nothing to watch again, but it has my respect.


One of the most interesting and dramatic roles I have seen Richard Harris in. Left for dead, Harris travels across the country side to find the man who left him alone to die, and through his journey witnesses both death and life through his own eyes on other people. What drives this man to the end to keep going? Reminded me of the Tom Hanks film, CAST AWAY, but with a different setting.
One of the top Richard Harris classics!

I like this movie, even though, it is an old movie. "Zack Bass', is actually based on a real person and the event is based on an actual event; just some Hollywood embellishing.

William Winningham

Man in the Wilderness Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Man in the Wilderness on our Movie forum!