Man in the Wilderness

Synopsis: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide he's a goner and leave him behind to die. When he recovers instead, he swears revenge on them and tracks them and their paranoiac expedition leader down.
Director(s): Richard C. Sarafian
104 min

Damned Indians and their spirits

give me the creeps.

What he give him? A passport to hell?

Hey! Hey!

Get your ass in here. Dig his grave.

It'll be ready the minute he is.

Come on. Don't have to be deep.

Stay out of the open,

God damn it!

There's Indians and there's Indians,

but them Rickarees,

they're mean.

I seen a woman on the river

at Council Bluffs the Rees had worked on.

And her husband, they sat him on a stick

planted in the ground

and left him for the buzzards.

- And even worse than that, they got...

- Shut up!

It ain't natural, I tell you.

The way he hangs on like

a... Like a gut-shot wolf.

- I ain't never seen anybody like him.

- What the hell did you know about him?

- He was a fine man.

- Lf he learned you to hunt.

What did anybody know about Zach Bass?


Mouse maybe.

God damn it!

A man ought to know when his time's up.



They've read signs.

They're backtracking that darn boat!

- Maybe they're just hunting meat.

- Them is man hunters not meat hunters.

When they move like that,

ain't hunting, just going.

- Zach told me.

- God damn you.

Say "Zach" to me again

and I'll leave you with him.

Christ! I told you. He ain't human.

You can't. They'll hear!

He's trying to talk.

He's trying to talk!


Well, you listen to him.

Come on, we got to read over him,

like the Captain said.

Let him read it his self

on the way to hell.

All his life

he fought... He fought against God.

I'm sorry, Mr. Bass.

Please, mister, I'm sorry.

This will be the Bible quiz.

Complete my questions.

Morton, what is God?

God is love.

Darby. The Lord, thy God...

Is a jealous God.

Montgomery Jr.

God's will...

Will be done on Earth as in heaven.

Zachary Bass, who made the world?


Are we going through this again?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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