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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Robert Redford
Will Geer
Delle Bolton
Josh Albee
Directors
Sydney Pollack
Screenwriters
Raymond W Thorp
Vardis Fisher
Running Time
108 minutes

Jeremiah Johnson
Sydney Pollack goes looking for his very own Nanook of the North.


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Plot
1850's America. The eponymous JJ flees the battlefront in Mexico and becomes a self-sufficient mountain-man. With his life on track (native wife, natural resources ludicrously abundant), he inadvertently offends an Indian tribe and is subject to a vicious, never-ending vendetta. It always happens to the quiet ones...


Verdict
Pollack does right to put his faith in one man and a whole lot of mountains. The result is impressive.


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