PG | | Adventure, Western
A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he ... See full summary »
By some accounts, tribes tested the true fear levels of the prisoners they captured by allowing the prisoners to have the ropes on them to be loose or even unteathered to see if they would try to run away.
Tracker Lewis Gates:
You wanna go back?
Professor Lillian Sloan: Yes. I'm an anthropologist, not Daniel Boone.
Lewis Gates reads a newspaper article entitled "Wild Boy Captured" which begins with the sentence, "Two Union Pacific employees working on the tracks... were surprised to find a young boy...". Gates talks to the railroad worker, Mr Hollis, who caught the boy. Gates said to Hollis that he used to work for the railroad, and Hollis replied, "Not just any railroad, son, the great Northern Pacific. 53 years."
There are now three versions of the film. One with the narration by Wilford Brimley. Then there is a version now running on cable movie channels with a guy talking as Louis Gates, that nobody knows who he is. And then there is a plain version without any narration at all. Either way, it's just a great great film.