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Man in the Wilderness (1971)

Man in the Wilderness (1971)

Man in the Wilderness





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


Richard Harris
as Zachary Bass
John Huston
as Captain Henry
Henry Wilcoxon
as Indian Chief
John Bindon
as Coulter
Dean Selmier
as Russell
Rudy Althoff
as and Peggy the Bear
Sheila Raynor
as Grace's Mother
Manolo Landau
as Zachary as a child
William Layton
as Schoolmaster
Tamara Sie
as Indian
Joaquin Solis del Ce...
as Ambushed Trapper
Marta Tuck
as Woman with Trapper
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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

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