“I knew I shouldn’t have come on this mother f**king trip.”
A group of macho war veterans (led by Cliff Robertson) are ambushed while hunting in the Canadian hills, and return fire. Suspecting a future retaliation, they gather together more army comrades, stock an arsenal of weapons, and head back to the hills for a final shoot-out.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Canadian Films
- Cliff Robertson Films
- Ernest Borgnine Films
Response to Peary’s Review:
While Peary argues that this unusual Canadian action flick is meant to take a stand against “NRA types” who would open fire on the entire world if given a chance, I disagree. Instead, I see it as a freaky portrayal of war veterans whose “instinct” to engage in combat hasn’t left them. While not entirely successful, the film does make us wonder whether Robertson is correct in assuming there will be another ambush, or if the entire venture is a figment of his overactive imagination. As Peary notes, the “unexpected ending is terrifying”.
- Ernest Borgnine as Lou
- Henry Silva as Zeke
- Incredibly tense and violent shoot-out scenes
No, but it’s an interesting revenge flick and worth watching once.