A Breed Apart (1984)





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Surly conservationist Rutger Hauer makes it his life's mission to protect the eggs of the endangered bald eagle. Collector Donald Pleasence wants to appropriate a few of these eggs without invoke Hauer's terrible wrath. Pleasence hires mountain climber Powers Boothe to pose as a magazine photographer, the better to win Hauer's confidence and expedite the egg-poaching. But Boothe is soon converted to Hauer's cause, and with the help of storekeeper Kathleen Turner the two men thwart Pleasence's anti-eco deviltry. While the acting and plotline of A Breed Apart are unremarkable at best, the film is redeemed by the breathtaking location photography of Geoffrey Stephenson.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Powers Boothe
as Mike Walker
Rutger Hauer
as Jim Malden
Kathleen Turner
as Stella Clayton
Donald Pleasence
as J.P. Whittier
John Dennis Johnston
as Charlie Peyton
Brion James
as Huey Miller
Adam Fenwick
as Adam Clayton
Jayne Bentzen
as Amy Rollings
Mert Hatfield
as Man #1
Andy Fenwick
as Adam Clayton
Dustin Lecate
as Himself
C.K. Bibby
as Arthur
Jon Syme
as Peyton's Attorney
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Never makes much sense.

Full Review… | September 14, 2015
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Um......freaky stuff. I'm still not really sure what happened.... So there is this guy...who likes animals and his family died so he lived on an island for 4 years with the animals....and that makes him weird with people....but he's in love with this lady...who he's known for 2 years.....but he...doesn't know how to not be alone.......so that makes him act werid.....but wait! There's more....near the end it's revealed that he isn't exactly....smart? Knda simple actually. I don't care. Rutger Hauer is hot and he was very nice to look at in the film. Plus, the other characters were pretty interesing as was the oddballed script.

Betty Windsor
Betty Windsor

Okay script uplifted by a great cast.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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