The Donner Party

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Overview

A group of American emigrants en route to California are forced to resort to cannibalism after becoming stranded in the Sierra Mountains in this historic docudrama inspired by the harrowing true story. Excited at the prospect of beginning a new life in a new land, a group dubbed "Forlorn Hope" makes their way west under the guidance of William Hastings. When Hastings suggests that the group could save a significant amount of time by cutting though the Sierras, they follow his lead to tragic results. As blinding ...
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Overview

A group of American emigrants en route to California are forced to resort to cannibalism after becoming stranded in the Sierra Mountains in this historic docudrama inspired by the harrowing true story. Excited at the prospect of beginning a new life in a new land, a group dubbed "Forlorn Hope" makes their way west under the guidance of William Hastings. When Hastings suggests that the group could save a significant amount of time by cutting though the Sierras, they follow his lead to tragic results. As blinding snowstorms steer leaders William Foster (Crispin Glover) and William Eddy (Clayne Crawford) hopelessly off course, the group slowly realizes that they have become stranded in the wilderness with no shelter and dwindling food supplies. With starvation setting in and the prospects of rescue looking bleak, the group makes the gruesome decision to sacrifice a few for the survival of many - a choice that will forever haunt them once they return to civilization and the grim reality of their struggle sets in.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • UPC: 687797129796
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,388

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Crispin Glover , William Foster
Clayne Crawford William Eddy
Mark Boone Jr.
Christian Kane
Technical Credits
T.J. Martin Director
Cory Johnson Executive Producer
Mark Costa Producer
L.M. Hulse Executive Producer
Greg Ives Executive Producer
Eric Liesemer Executive Producer
Ted Meyer Producer
John Emerson Moore Producer
Jeff Pettit Production Designer
Alysia Raycraft Costumes/Costume Designer
Seamus Tierney Cinematographer
Dawson Warner Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Donner Party
1. Opening Credits [4:17]
2. Half For My Family [7:45]
3. The Prayer [6:38]
4. The Burial Of Milton [7:00]
5. This Journey [10:10]
6. There Is None [7:10]
7. The Last Of The Meat [7:53]
8. A Decision Must Be Made [11:59]
9. Mr. Eddy's Dream [5:01]
10. These Tracks Are Fresh [7:29]
11. Deer Tracks [6:08]
12. You Can't Have Him [2:15]
13. He Left Us [1:20]
14. I Can't Make It [1:29]
15. Sutter Fort [1:21]
16. End Credits [3:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Donner Party
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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    i felt their pain and misfortune as well as desperation at times

    i felt their pain and misfortune as well as desperation at times during this movie. i certainly was awestruck by the decision made by the monster who was the group leader. he killed one of them for meat. nothing sounds more despicable to me. food for thought?

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