Death Hunt is a 1981 Western action film directed by Peter R. Hunt. The film stars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carl Weathers, Maury Chaykin, Ed Lauter and Andrew Stevens. Death Hunt was a fictionalized account of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) pursuit of a man named Albert Johnson. Earlier films exploring the same topic were The Mad Trapper (1972), a British made-for-television production and Challenge to Be Free (also known as Mad Trapper of the Yukon and Mad Trapper) (1975).
In the Yukon Territory in 1931, Albert Johnson (Charles Bronson), a solitary American trapper, comes across an organized dog fight. A white German Shepherd is badly injured and Johnson forcibly takes it, paying $200 to its owner, a vicious trapper named Hazel (Ed Lauter).
|author||Mark Victor Michael Grais|
|director||Peter R. Hunt|
|genre||action adventure thriller western|
|keywords||air force pilot ammunition bounty hunter cabin canyon claim dog fight dog fighting dynamite german shepherd injured isolated kill log cabin machine gun murder new love posse reward royal canadian air force royal canadian mounted police sheriff\'s posse shoot track trading post united states army world war i yukon territory|
|productionCompany||Orange Sky Golden Harvest|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||chase northern serial killer survival|