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Mountain Men, The Movie

80's Movie Facts for Mountain Men, The


An 80's movie about a pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight indians, guzzle liquor, and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.

Mountain Men, The DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Mountain Men, The was released on June 18, 2002 by Sony Pictures and is rated R.


Bill Tyler (Charlton Heston) and Henry Frapp (Brian Keith), two older beaver trappers in the Rocky Mountains, find their lives in danger when they encounter Running Moon (Victoria Racimo), a beautiful Blackfoot runaway. Tyler wants no part of her, however she takes him as her own--which angers her true mate, Heavy Eagle (Steven Macht), the powerful local Blackfoot chief. Beautiful photography is one of the highlights of this offbeat mixture of action, adventure, and comedy, which features a script by Charlton Heston's son, Fraser Clarke Heston.


Charlton Heston - Bill Tyler
Brian Keith - Henry Frapp
Victoria Racimo - Running Moon
Stephen Macht - Heavy Eagle
Seymour Cassel - La Bont
David Ackroyd - Medicine Wolf
Cal Bellini - Cross Otter
John Glover - Nathan Wyeth
William Lucking - Jim Walter (as Bill Lucking)
Ken Ruta - Fontenelle
Victor Jory - Iron Belly
Danny Zapien - Blackfoot Chief
Tim Haldeman - Whiskey clerk
Buckley Norris - Trapper
Daniel Knapp - Trapper


The film was photographed mostly in Wyoming.

Charlton Heston's son, Fraser C. Heston, wrote the screenplay for The Mountain Men movie.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Mountain Men, The was released to theatres on 01/01/1980 by Columbia Pictures, and grossed $6,000,000 at the box office in the US.

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