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

Someone's coming!

Visibility is zero.

How can he see anything?

And he asked:
"What's the ceiling?"

He looks up and he says:

"I don't know, I think it's Beaver Board. "

Set 'em up, Jimmy.

Except for this son of a b*tch...

... he's working on my plane tomorrow.

No, just one more, one more come on.

Hey you guys! Here they are.

Here, I'll get it for you.


Get out of there, boy...


Boys, boys! Come on!

Charlie, we all pitched in and

we bought you a girl for your birthday.

Oh, yeah?

OK everybody, look here.

One, two, three.

Charlie... two, three.

I set it up for you all myself...



Hey brother!

Five dollars?

Piss off, you drunken rummy!

Get outta here!

Come here, come here.

Come here.

Look at me.

Come on, look at me!

Hell, hold this.

I'll give you a nice shiney new quarter

if you look at me, huh?!

Look me in the eye.

Look me in the eye.

Look at me!

The oddest bunch of people

I've seen in my life.

Won't even look me in the eye.


Don't give him a good lead, Charlie.


Ok, ok, ok, ok.

Hey, brother.

Get off of me.


I'm sorry, brother.

I ain't your brother.

Hey, you're outta here.

Get outta here.

Come on, take a shot.


Rum is here.

Wait... stop.


Wait, I have...

...your birthday present.

I have your birthday present.

My birthday is not 'til tomorrow.

Come on, open it.

I'm opening my present.


Charlie, are you in there?

What? Yeah...

It's Carl...

What... what's going on?

Hey, what do you want?

Yeah, it's seven...

Yeah? So?

It's 7:
00 and Shep said you're suppose

to be there at 6:30, and it's 7:00 already.

Ok, Ok, um.... hold on, I'll be right back.

Give me five minutes.


Well, we tried calling, but...

Oh. Sorry.

Aren't you gonna eat?

What about your present?


Your present?

Yeah, right.

I'll tell you what...

as soon as I get back,

I'll open it, ok? Promise.

All right? I'm gonna call you.

I'll be back before you know it.

So you just help yourself

to anything you need in the 'fridge.

And ah...

...see ya.

Here you go, fellas.

Queen Maud Gulf

We'll set up the first camp

right by the ocean.

Go that far?

Cover the territories.

Every bloody inch.

Morning fellas.

Wow! It's a beaut!

What is it?

She's a Norseman.


You got pontoons on?



Would you excuse us a second?



Knock it off.


You know what.

Now, knock it off.

These guys are a couple of custards.

I'm just tryin' to have fun.

Now look, this is a really big contract.

You piss these guys off...

they're gonna take their

business someplace else.

Oh bullshit!

They ain't goin' anywhere.

Oh yeah? Well, you just

make sure that they don't.

Speaking of which...

how 'bout a little detour

after my run?





What kind of business?

Oh, a little business business.

Come on, two or three days.

I'm in, I'm out.

Make it worth your while.




And you let me know where you are.


And try to keep those

guys happy, will ya?

Hey. Get your suit all dirty?

It's kind of grimy up here.

Oh yeah. Thanks.

So uh...'ve been flying long?

Guess a better part

of twelve years.

He's my best pilot

during the war.


No. Europe.

Flew bombers, Mosquitos, mostly.

Bombed the hell out of Manheim.

Hell, I would've sunk the Bismark

if they'd given me half a chance.

I was infantry myself.

Well, sir...

you have my sympathy.

So, you have a co-pilot

you work with?

Sure do.

Like the book says...


Heavy little buggers, huh?

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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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