Death Hunt

Synopsis: Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 against the owner's will. When the owner Hasel complains to Mountie Sergeant Millen, he refuses to take action. But then the loathing breeder and his friends accuse Johnson of murder. So Millen, although sympathetic, has to try to take him under arrest - but Johnson defends his freedom in every way possible.
Director(s): Peter R. Hunt
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Dealer stands pat.

Technically, under the

Commonwealth statuates,

if the man Hazel didn't

want to sell his dog...

Looks like we got to

build a big new jail.

Alvin's going to

arrest the whole town.

Let me give you

a little advice, eh, kid?

Just throw those law books away.

Better to turn your eyes and let

them fight their damn dogs.

It's a damn sight better

than them killing each other.

But you can't let people get away

with that - making their own laws.

The only thing you have to

remember is Millen's law:

You want to stay a mountie, then all you

got to do is keep headquarters happy.

And the only time they're unhappy is when

there's a killing that's not accounted for.

So you account for all killings, and you

live to be an old mountie, just like me.

You got that?

Yes, sir.

Hey, kid...

I ain't a "sir", a "mister", or a "grandpa".

Now, you got that?

This is not going to feel very friendly.


It'll do you a lot of good.

I even use it myself sometimes.

You had the strength to come this far.

I think you're gonna make it.

Hell of a life bein' a mountie,

ain't it, kid?

Yeah, great.

Alvin... you want a piece

of this buffalo woman?

Might help you sleep.

I don't need any help.


Buffalo woman's taken a liking to Alvin.

Probably gettin' tired of old men like us.

Wants some younger blood.

You speak for yourself.

I've still got plenty of fire left in me.

I was speaking for myself.


If you want this piece,

you'll have to come get it.

Come on.

Come on, now.

The least you can do to show your

appreciation for a free meal... to come get it.

Here you are.

Good boy. Come on.

Good boy.

Hot damn! Boy, you sure can shoot!

Not bad.

Pulled your shot, eh?

Got him in the kidney.

If that had been a grizzler,

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Michael Grais

Michael Grais is a screenwriter, best known as the co-writer of Poltergeist (1982). He has also produced such movies as Great Balls of Fire! (1989, executive producer), Marked for Death (1990) and Sleepwalkers (1992). more…

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