Jeremiah Johnson [DVD] [1972]

  • SKU: 9742294
  • Release Date: 10/29/1997
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

Synopsis


Jeremiah Johnson
Years before Kevin Costner danced with wolves, Robert Redford headed to the mountains to escape civilization in Sydney Pollack's wilderness western. Around 1850, ex-soldier Johnson (Redford) decides that he would rather live alone as a mountain man in Colorado than deal with society's constraints. After a series of setbacks, he meets grizzled mountain veteran Bear Claws (Will Geer), who teaches him how to survive. Jeremiah strives to live as peaceably as possible in the rugged environment, trading with the native Crow tribe, adopting a boy (Josh Albee) after his family is massacred, and even marrying the daughter (Delle Bolton) of a Flathead chief in order to avoid confrontation. He settles into a mountain home with his family, but the U.S. cavalry, complete with a puritanical Reverend, interrupt the idyll to compel Jeremiah to lead them over the mountains and through a Crow burial ground to rescue white settlers. After the Crow kill his family in retaliation, Jeremiah's frenzied moment of payback precipitates a long-running vendetta, turning him into a legendary Indian killer at the expense of his original ideals, on the way to a final moment of grace. Spectacularly shot on location in Utah, the film captures both the appeal and the challenge of the landscape that Jeremiah chooses over civilization. With an unglamorous performance by Redford and a story that questioned white colonialism while mythologizing the man of nature, Jeremiah Johnson appealed to its 1972 audience and became one of the biggest hits of the year. Wavering between heroicizing Jeremiah for surviving and damning him for killing, Jeremiah Johnson took its place among the Vietnam-era cycle of critical westerns, like Arthur Penn's Little Big Man (1970) and Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), that condemned civilization for corrupting the wilderness and preventing individuals from going pacifistically native. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robert Redford
    Robert Redford - Jeremiah Johnson
  • Will Geer
    Will Geer - Bear Claws
  • Stefan Gierasch
    Stefan Gierasch - Del Gue
  • Allyn Ann McLerie
    Allyn Ann McLerie - Crazy Woman
  • Delle Bolton
    Delle Bolton - Swan



Overall customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie.

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    DevilDog
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    This is older movie that I originally saw in a movie theater and was happy that I was able to add it to my movie collection so we can view it any time we want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mountain Men At their finest

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    quigamas
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    Excellent story about mountain man Jeremiah Johnson. Robert Redford is excellent. This is one of my husband's favorite movies!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic

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    PipGreatExpectations
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    This is a classic Clint Eastwood western movie, with excellent supporting cast (except Sondra Locke ... never understood that one ....).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great disks. High quality picture.

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    Mark
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    One of the best Robert Redford movies. Hard to find in stores. Free shipping is a plus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Redford film

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    classicman
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    Captures the pioneer spirit of those wanting to escape congested society and return to nature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have

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    JW30
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    Every Redford fan needs to own this movie. Wonderful movie!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest movie ever!

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    Wilbur1965
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    Greatest movie ever! I've watched it dozens of times over the years and was glad to find it in Blu-Ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite film of Redford's

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    GeoffreyFourmyle

    One of the greatest movies of the seventies. Should be in every man's movie collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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