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Death Hunt (1981)




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Set in the '30s, Mountie Millen (Lee Marvin) is assigned to track down accused murderer Johnson (Charles Bronson), who has escaped in the high passes of the Canadian Rockies. Johnson, a trapper, has extensive knowledge of wilderness living, but Millen has the resources of the Canadian police at his beck and call.


Charles Bronson
as Albert Johnson
Lee Marvin
as Sgt. Edgar Millen
Angie Dickinson
as Vanessa McBride
Ed Lauter
as Hazel
Jon Cedar
as Hawkins
Maury Chaykin
as Clarence
Maurice Kowalewski
as Charlie Rat
Sean McCann
as News Reporter
Steve O.Z. Finkel
as W.W. Douglas
Denis Lacroix
as Jimmy Tom
Tantoo Martin
as Indian Woman
Amy Marie George
as Buffalo Woman
Tantoo Cardinal
as Indian Woman
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Critic Reviews for Death Hunt

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Supposedly inspired by an authentic incident in the Northwest Territories 50 years ago, the movie emerges as an exercise in bogus historical evocation, minimal characterization and synthetic conflict.

January 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Nothing in Death Hunt makes a great deal of sense, though the scenery is rugged and the snowscapes beautiful.

December 26, 2007 | Full Review…

It's stiffly directed by Peter Hunt.

January 21, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

A modest bit of macho cinema.

August 15, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A highly enjoyable actioner with no frills.

March 6, 2009 | Full Review…

A few moments of good, visual storytelling aren't enough to save this frustrating film.

December 26, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Death Hunt


Bronson against a mob of men. I feel like this is recurring theme in his films. This film in particular has then going after him, still not too different. This is a good movie though. Lee Marvin and his gang of local toughs and deputies and well fleshed out. What's cool also about this film is that it's sort of in two parts. One where Bronson is protecting himself in his house, and the last part where he is running away from the group after him. It's a solid action, with some great moments.

Patrick Dolan
Patrick Dolan

Super Reviewer

Great face off film that I'm seeing on TV more and more nowadays. Awesome!

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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