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The Great Niagara (1974)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 24 September 1974
An embittered old man is obsessed with conquering the Niagara River and Niagara Falls. He endangers his sons' lives by forcing them to challenge the falls by going over them in a barrel.

Director:

William Hale
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Boone ... Aaron Grant
Michael Sacks ... Lonnie Grant
Randy Quaid ... Carl Grant
Jennifer Salt ... Lois
Burt Young ... Ace Tully
Les Rubie Les Rubie ... Smitty
David Schurmann ... Young Mountie
Jack Van Evera ... Doctor
Jonathan White Jonathan White ... Driver
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An embittered old man is obsessed with conquering the Niagara River and Niagara Falls. He endangers his sons' lives by forcing them to challenge the falls by going over them in a barrel.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gefahr am Niagara See more »

Filming Locations:

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Playboy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Great movie needs a DVD release
22 February 2007 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

It is no wonder that no one has commented on "The Great Niagara", as it never received a VHS or DVD release, so all that remains are some well faded memories. I do recall a very entertaining movie. Richard Boone is on a quest to conquer the Niagara River and Niagara Falls, which on a previous effort left him crippled and defeated. Unfortunately this time he is attempting to regain his glory by using his children as part of his fantasy. The shameful exploitation of Randy Quaid by father Richard Boone, to gratify his fantasies is the basis for "The Great Niagara" and provides a shamelessly evil image of extreme and dangerous manipulation. ,,,, UPDATE Feb.1, 2011 - I was lucky enough to find a VHS copy of "The Great Niagara" and this movie is even better than I remembered it from 1974. Almost every scene has Niagara Falls or the Niagara River in the background. Richard Boone's performance as ruthless manipulator of his children is fascinating. The film is excellent. - MERK


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