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The Mountain Men (Bilingual)


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  • Actors: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo, Stephen Macht, John Glover
  • Directors: Richard Lang
  • Writers: Fraser Clarke Heston
  • Producers: Andrew Scheinman, Cathleen Summers, Martin Shafer, Richard R. St. Johns
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: June 18 2002
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006672R
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,523 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Mikels on March 7 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Hawken muzzle loaders. Plugs of chewing tobacco the size of your fist. Buffalo robes. Beaver pelts. Jugs of whiskey.
But enough about last night's party.
Director Richard Lang's THE MOUNTAIN MEN is a rough-and-tumble yarn depicting the fur trapping industry's final days in the pristine splendor of the northern Rockies. Even in such a remote region, the demand back East for top hats made of beaver skin resulted in the virtual extinction of the buck-toothed rodents in their mountain habitats; on top of that, silk hats were rapidly becoming the fashion craze, creating even more of a hardship on the gritty mountain men who trapped along countless streams and rivers, searching for what remained of the elusive beaver population.
It was a hard life, predicated on an individual's ability to survive in a harsh environment based on his wits and his bare hands. Interaction with other people was rare--the need to get along with neighboring Indian tribes a must. And infrequently, perhaps once every two or three years, the trappers would unite at a "rendezvous" to trade their pelts for cash and let off a little steam. To say that such a gathering was rowdy and violent is kind of like saying turtles have shells.
Charlton Heston "shines" (a little mountain man lingo, there) as fur trapper Bill Tyler, a quiet man who only wishes to be left alone so he can find that last valley just teeming with beaver. But there's a problem: while fighting off a band of Blackfoot bent on stealing his horses and supplies he attracts the company of a young squaw (Victoria Racimo) who happens to be married to a chief with a very serious attitude (Stephen Macht). Thus Tyler and his new companion are forced to run, and run, and run some more to escape the warrior's wrath.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ross A. Martinek (triarius@execpc.com) on Oct. 11 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This film captures the spirit and much of the feel of the period. I could not disagree more with Maltin's review. Before he criticizes, he should know of what he speaks. If anything, the movie glosses over the enormous physical and mental demends placed on the people who lived like this--and loved it. What the movie lacks in historical accuracy (in terms of what happened, where and when--costuming is excellent) it more than makes up for in capturing the human element.
Indeed, that is the one area where the film suffers. Had it been longer, there would be more time for character develpment. Heston (Bill Tyler) turns in an excellent performance, but he is almost upstaged by Keith (Henry Prapp.) At the moment, the name of the actor who gives a very fine portrayal of Heavy Eagle escapes me. Considering the limited time avaliable to him, his development of the character is remarkable. One of the great things about the film is that even the villain (Heavy Eagle) comes across as very human. He arouses both revulsion and compassion. One understands him, and, by understanding, is compelled to respect.
Another thing I liked was the protrayal of the aboriginal people: there is no "noble savage" or "bloodthirsty redskin" here. These are people, no more and no less, of a different (and to European eyes, alien) culture. They have human frailties, human strengths, and human dignity. (When they lack dignity, anybody would lack dignity.)
Yes, the film is a little raw-boned, but so were the times and the lives of the people in them. This really shines!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Freeman on April 2 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Heres one that has been a favorite of mine since i first saw it. Panoramic in all aspects. Granted it may not be for the whole family as some have pointed out but then not all movies are made for children. I highly doubt if mountain men were concerned with the politically correct world in which some seem to be obsessed. At any rate its a great movie. Wheres the DVD?????
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hugh M. Flynn on July 24 2002
Format: DVD
This is one of the best under rated movies out there. Charlton Heston and Brian Keith are superb. I have been looking forward to it's release on DVD and how is it released? In fullscreen format. The film opened in widescreen and reverted to full screen at which point I turned it off. The great cinematography has been reduced by two thirds. If I wanted 1940's technology I would only buy films produced before wide screen was available. What is the matter with the studios who ruin good films by eliminating most of the scenery and the action? As I do not watch widescreen format reduced to "fit my TV screen" I intend to return this film, unwatched, to Amazon.
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Format: DVD
This is a good movie. It shows how tough life was back in the days when men lived in the wilderness. Well acted and great story.
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Format: DVD
This show has a fairly good story line, fine acting and stunning scenery. I saw this show when it was first released and the one aspect of the picture that I think I loved the most is the dialect. This was the first time I ever heard 'Uncle Bill'(Brian Keith)swear! The movie might not be historically accurate, or maybe it is...I don't really know or care. I grew up in Wyoming, and the way Tyler and Frapp carry on as the grumpy, mangy, grizzled old farts that they are just seemed natural to me. The one scene when Tyler happens upon Frapp in the middle of a frozen lake(Tyler has written off Frapp after seeing him 'killed'and subsequently scalped by Indians) and remarks on the scalping "Well, it sure must have smarted some"...Frapp agrees and displays a broad patch missing hair...Take me Bill Tyler..Take me!!! HEH!!!
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