The Donner Party

The Donner Party

Director: T.J. Martin Cast: Crispin Glover, Clayne Crawford, Mark Boone Jr.
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The Donner Party

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
UPC: 0687797129796
Original Release: 2009
Rating: R
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:35:00

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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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The Donner Party 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sunnydayblue More than 1 year ago
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?