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    Cool Survival Movies

    Anybody care to list their favorite "survival" films? I just finished watching three that I like:

    1.) Cast Away. (You were right, Owl Girl, Wilson was a vollyball...silly air-head)

    2.) The Edge.

    3.) A Cry in the Wild.

    getting ready to watch an old one with John Wayne in it called "Island in the Sky". It's in black & white, that's how old it is.
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    Lets see, the one that I can think of isn’t as much of a survival film as Cast Away but it still has survival stuff in it.
    “Never Cry Wolf” was a lot of fun. The name sounds corny but the movie is really funny and its based on a true story.

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    Thumbs up Wolf! Wolf!

    Quote Originally Posted by owl_girl View Post
    Lets see, the one that I can think of isn’t as much of a survival film as Cast Away but it still has survival stuff in it.
    “Never Cry Wolf” was a lot of fun. The name sounds corny but the movie is really funny and its based on a true story.
    I got that one as well! Liked the scene where the guy's walking across the frozen lake and the ice breaks under him. Thought lunching on field mice was kinda gross though.
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    The military has some very interesting films about surviving... each one is set to be for the Air Force, Navy, or whatever. They can sometimes be found in auctions or off ebay... they are the best, though, i think ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge47 View Post
    I got that one as well! Liked the scene where the guy's walking across the frozen lake and the ice breaks under him. Thought lunching on field mice was kinda gross though.
    I thought I was funny when the mice were all looking at him well he was eating a bowl of mouse stew so he started laughing at them and eating faster, kind of sadistic but it was funny.

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    Wink Of mice and men.

    Quote Originally Posted by owl_girl View Post
    I thought I was funny when the mice were all looking at him well he was eating a bowl of mouse stew so he started laughing at them and eating faster, kind of sadistic but it was funny.
    Yeah, I agree, lol, but I thought the Wolves were really cool though.
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    Default best survival movie ever

    jerimiah johnson.....do i need to say more.. cheers

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    1.) Rambo I

    2.) Hatchet

    3.) Shooter (Not really wilderness survival...but still one of the better movies i've watched recently)

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    1. A Walk in the Snow
    2. The Edge
    3. Jeremiah Johnson
    4. Never Cry Wolf
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    I picked a DVD some where Caled The Fast Runner about Inuets way back it is subtitled a bit long but very good about living in the artic has some evil drama as well.
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    Jerimiah Johnson
    The Hunted
    First Blood
    Death Hunt
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    Default Death Hunt (mad trapper)

    There are at least 2 books out there that death hunt was based on, one is a novel ond on is a weel put together reshearch type book both are quite interesting.
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    Death Hunt
    Albert Johnson aka the Mad Trapper, alot of info. can be dug up right on the net.

    If you watch Death Hunt, you will notice that there are ideas that were pulled and use in First Blood.
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    Jeremiah Johnson
    The Hunted
    Dath Hunt
    Last of the Dog Men (how the Cheyenne survived)
    Best Native American Movie: 500 Nations, Dances With Wolves, Last of the Mohicans
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    The Edge
    "Jermiah" of course!
    Dances with Wolves (I have been called "she who stands with fists" a time or two)LOL
    Ghosts in the Darkness(Story of zsavo's maneating lions)
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    Never seen Death Hunt with the mad trapper...I will have to look that up.
    ~Earth receives foot and paw, hoof and claw with equal grace. But it is the way of the wild not to overstep...let's leave no trace that wind, rain and snow cannot erase~

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    Ghosts in the Darkness(Story of zsavo's maneating lions)
    I read that book, nothing like the movie, but just as exciting.

    I always forget "Last of the Dogmen," boy that was a good movie.
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    Excellent choice. Never Cry Wolf is by/about one of my favorite writers,Farley Mowat. I would encourage anyone to read any (or all) of his many books. Recently a movie was based on another of his books. I believe it's called The Snow Walker or something similar. It's about an Alaskan bush pilot who doesn't care for the natives who crashes while transporting a sick Inuit woman. Of course, he ends up surviving by relying on her wilderness skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by owl_girl View Post
    Lets see, the one that I can think of isn’t as much of a survival film as Cast Away but it still has survival stuff in it.
    “Never Cry Wolf” was a lot of fun. The name sounds corny but the movie is really funny and its based on a true story.

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    Cool Hmmmm.....

    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    Excellent choice. Never Cry Wolf is by/about one of my favorite writers,Farley Mowat. I would encourage anyone to read any (or all) of his many books. Recently a movie was based on another of his books. I believe it's called The Snow Walker or something similar. It's about an Alaskan bush pilot who doesn't care for the natives who crashes while transporting a sick Inuit woman. Of course, he ends up surviving by relying on her wilderness skills.
    See if you can find the actual title, I'd like to see that one.
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