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The Mountain Men (1980)




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While traveling in the Midwest, two aging fur-trappers (Charlton Heston, Brian Keith) shelter an abused Indian woman (Victoria Racimo) and end up fighting an angry group of Indians for her safety.
Action & Adventure , Western
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Charlton Heston
as Bill Tyler
Brian Keith
as Henry Frapp
Victoria Racimo
as Running Moon
Stephen Macht
as Heavy Eagle
John Glover
as Nathan
David Ackroyd
as Medicine Wolf
Cal Bellini
as Cross Otter
Ken Ruta
as Fontenelle
Victor Jory
as Iron Belly
Danny Zapien
as Blackfoot Chief
Tim Haldeman
as Whiskey Clerk
Buckley Norris
as Trapper
Daniel Knapp
as Trapper
Michael Greene
as Trapper
Steward East
as Trapper
Terry Leonard
as Crow Brave
Steve Chambers
as Blackfoot Brave
Bennie E. Dobbins
as Blackfoot Brave
Suzanna Trujillo
as Iron Belly's Squaw
Melissa Sylvia
as Frapp's Squaw
James Ecoffey
as Dog of the Sun
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Critic Reviews for The Mountain Men

All Critics (6)

Doesn't even cut it as a made-for-television movie.

Full Review… | July 11, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The rubber Seymour Cassell head makes it almost worthwhile.

November 26, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Mountain Men


77% "Yup, it's out there, a whole valley of pride and beaver, a man could live easy for the rest of his days."-Bill Tyler (Charlton Heston)

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone

To be honest, I picked this movie up just because there was hairy men on the front cover at the Video Store. Who doesn't like a good beard? And as I was watching it I realized,"Hey, it's that voice from Planet of the Apes!" Yep, it was Heston alright. I thought this movie was great! It wasn't as serious as an Eastwood Western and it wasn't overly Hollywood-ized like Tombstone. Don't get me wrong, I freaking love Tombstone. I enjoyed the humor, the love, and the crazy whiskey drinking bearded men without a care in the world. If you like movies like Jeremiah Johnson then you will like this! The Native Americans in this movie are a riot!

Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray

Super Reviewer


Though it does have its moments and provides sufficient escapism, limited special effects and an incomprehensibly horrible score make Mountain Men one of the cheesiest movies I've ever seen.

Pietro Maximoff
Pietro Maximoff

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