Talia Shire
Director: John Frankenheimer Cast: Talia Shire
Talia Shire
, Robert Foxworth
Robert Foxworth
, Armand Assante
Armand Assante
John Frankenheimer


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This schlock horror classic from the 1970s is a product of the career ebb experienced by director John Frankenheimer. Robert Foxworth stars as Dr. Robert Verne, an inner-city physician renowned for his compassion and fairness. So he's asked by the EPA to mediate a dispute between Native American tribes and a polluting paper mill in isolated northern Maine. Accompanied by his pregnant wife Maggie (Talia Shire), a classical musician, Robert journeys to the deep woods, where he meets the tribal leader, John Hawks (Armand Assante) and a representative of the mill, Mr. Isley (Richard Dysart). It turns out that the mill is indeed poisoning the local water supply with mercury, causing illness among tribe members and some mutated local wildlife. The Native Americans and the paper mill point fingers at each other for a rash of recent disappearances in the area, but Robert believes that something more ominous is responsible when he observes a huge salmon eat a duck. He's proved right when he encounters an enormous, mutated grizzly bear with a taste for human flesh. Unfortunately for Robert and Maggie, he has taken one of the creature's cubs back to camp, leading an angry mother bear to his tent flap.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2019
UPC: 0032429333285
Original Release: 1979
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 17,759

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Talia Shire Maggie
Robert Foxworth Rob
Armand Assante Hawks
Richard Dysart Isley
Victoria Racimo Ramona
George Clutesi M'Rai
Tom McFadden Pilot
Mia Bendixsen Girl
Jim Burk Actor
Burke Byrnes Father
Everett Creach Kelso
Evans Evans Cellist
Charles H. Gray Sheriff
Graham Jarvis Actor
Lon Katzman Actor
Steve Shemayne Actor
Bob Terhune Actor
Johnny Timko Boy

Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
Thomas R. Burman Makeup Special Effects
Gene S. Cantamessa Sound Mixer
Robert Dawson Special Effects
George P. Gaines Set Decoration/Design
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Tom Rolf Editor
Robert L. Rosen Producer
Leonard Rosenman Score Composer
David Seltzer Screenwriter
William Craig Smith Production Designer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Ray Summers Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prophecy
0. Nocturnal Terror
0. A Doctor's Futility
0. John Hawks
0. "Everything's So Perfect"
0. Secrets Of The Forest
0. Freakism
0. Killings And Evidence
0. Into The Tunnels
0. Trying For Town
0. "It's Coming"
0. Flight Home (End Credits)

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