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Wolf Lake (1980)

War veterans visit a lakeside cabin for a week of shooting, drinking, etc. but find the cabin being looked after by a young caretaker named David. When David's status as a war deserter is revealed, all hell breaks loose.

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Burt Kennedy

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Burt Kennedy
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Cast overview:
Rod Steiger ... Charlie
David Huffman ... David
Robin Mattson ... Linda
Jerry Hardin ... Wilbur
Richard Herd ... George
Paul Mantee ... Sweeney
Conrad Hool Conrad Hool ... The Pilot (as Alan Conrad)
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War veterans visit a lakeside cabin for a week of shooting, drinking, etc. but find the cabin being looked after by a young caretaker named David. When David's status as a war deserter is revealed, all hell breaks loose.

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The hunter. The hunted. The hatreds hidden too long. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1980 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Honor Guard See more »

Filming Locations:

Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico

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$970,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color
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There were fights in the theaters where this movie was test screened for audiences. See more »

Alternate Versions

SPOILER: This film was released in two different versions. The WOLF LAKE version features flash forwards which shows us events that's about to happen later in the film, and an ending in which Rod Steiger dies. But another version HONOR GUARD, in which all flash forwards have been eliminated, and Steiger instead kills the couple. See more »

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Featured in Jerry Hardin and Richard Herd on 'Wolf Lake' (2016) See more »

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Very intense and criminally underrated survival thriller.
19 August 2009 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Ex-commander Steiger and three of his army buddies go to Canada for a little duck hunting.Steiger,grieving for his son lost in the Vietnam War, gets ballistic when he finds out that Huffman,who's running the camp,is a deserter.A violent shootout occurs as Steiger and his friends go after Huffman and his girlfriend Mattson with tragic results."Wolf Lake" plays like an exciting mix of "Deliverance","Straw Dogs" and "Open Season".It's a tense and extremely well-acted survival thriller with some great scenes of violence.The shootout begins after the rape of Huffman's girlfriend.So if you are a fan of survival cinema you can't miss "Wolf Lake".It's a crying shame that such obscure Canadian movies are still unavailable on DVD.9 out of 10.


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