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Land of No Return (1978)

G | | Adventure | August 1978 (USA)
Zak O'Brien is an animal trainer for the popular television series "Caesar and Romulus", which has been selected for a "Patsy" Award to be presented in Burbank, Californa. Zak, Caesar and ... See full summary »

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Kent Bateman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mel Tormé ... Zak O'Brien
William Shatner ... Curt Benell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baby Baby ... Caesar the Golden Eagle
Donald Moffat ... Air Traffic Controller
Romulus Romulus ... Romulus the wolf
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Zak O'Brien is an animal trainer for the popular television series "Caesar and Romulus", which has been selected for a "Patsy" Award to be presented in Burbank, Californa. Zak, Caesar and Romulus board his Cherokee Arrow in Denver for the flight there, but en route at night over the Utah wastelands they encounter a sudden blizzard. Zak's radio fails, and then engine trouble ensues and he guides the craft down to a crash landing. All survive, but the plane is destroyed and now a struggle for survival begins. Written by Louis Rugani

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snowman See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Barable for fans of survival movies
6 July 2009 | by mike-2294See all my reviews

Called Survival Element in the UK.

Not bad for a 70s TV movie. One thing that it has going for it is the level of realism. Most survival movies make things far too easy for the hero, or add an action subplot to increase the tension. If anything, the story is a tad mundane, with a middle aged man reduced to the barest of survival levels.

I agree with the other posters that Shatner's part was extraneous. In fact, the film would have done better with less flipping back and forth, but I suppose that they had to maintain the screen time of the other lead actor. That and the occasional overly cute moments, drags the film down to a 4. Like most TV movies it was probably marred by an attempt to appeal to the widest possible demographic.

Might be worth a go for the dedicated survival film enthusiast if found cheap.


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