The Snow Walker

Synopsis: 1953. Charlie Halliday, a former WWII fighter pilot, is a Yellowknife-based bush pilot. Like many of the white in the area, he does not associate with the Inuit except for what he can get out of them in bartering. On a personal plane trip, he runs across a small family of nomadic Inuit. The female of the group, named Kanaalaq, has what Charlie suspects is tuberculosis. In exchange for some ivory, Charlie agrees to fly her to a hospital in Yellowknife. En route back to the city, Charlie is forced to make a crash landing when the plane develops mechanical problems. Although both Charlie and Kanaalaq are unharmed by the crash, the plane is totaled, they are in the middle of nowhere, the radio doesn't seem to be working, they have a meager amount of supplies, and Charlie's whereabouts are probably unknown to others since he made a detour from his original route. Furthermore, they can't communicate with each other as Kanaalaq only knows a few words of English, whereas Charlie knows no Inukt
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Production: First Look Media
  9 wins & 24 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Didn't expect to see anybody here.

You fellas like chocolate?

You eat this stuff?

Thanks again.



Why? What d'ya got there?

Please... please...


You got some pelts?

A little white fox?

What? Wanna do a little trade'n?

Yeah, sure.

What the hell.

Ah Jesus.

Is she your girlfriend?

Your sister?

Well, ah... she's sick,

I can't do anything for her...

because she's got TB

or something.

You know what tuberculosis is?


No. Not even going straight back.

I can't take her.

Take her back to her village.

You got a medicine man,

or somethin' don't ya?

I mean, the hospitals in

Yellowknife are full.

She stays.

I'm sorry.

What d'ya got there?

Holy Smokes!

Lotta money right there.


Alright. Shit.

I'm deadhead'n anyway.

But you hurry, alright?

Gotta storm brew'n.

Give me your government

number there...

Eskimo tag in case

I gotta get a hold of ya.



This her stuff?


Come on.

Ok, here?

Here you go.


Yes, yes, Yellowknife.

I said I'd take her to Yellowknife.

Come visit her in the spring,

bring her a potted plant.

How you doing over there?

You alright?

Good days and bad days

I guess, huh?


No. I believe not.


Come on. It's Nestles.

You know...


Nestles makes the very best.

Alright. Never mind.

No what?

To hell with it.

What d'ya say we screw Bathhurst...

head straight for home?

Get around this miserable weather.

Funny thing is I was just going there

to sell off those grape di soda...

maybe scrounge up some ivory.

...glad I got that covered.

Life is funny that way.


May Day, May Day, May Day!

This is Juliet-India-November...

I'm outta fuel.

We're going down.

Come on!

Hang on!

Come on!

Come on!

Son of a bitch!

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Charles Martin Smith

Charles Martin Smith (born October 30, 1953) is an American film actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his roles in American Graffiti (1973), The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Never Cry Wolf (1983), Starman (1984), The Untouchables (1987), Deep Cover (1992), Speechless (1994) and Deep Impact (1998). He is further known for directing the films The Snow Walker (2003), Dolphin Tale (2011) and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014). He is the third cousin, twice removed of writer David LeGault. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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