The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper

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"Who says you can't take it with you?"
  • PG
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.5  (1,397)

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper is a 1981 thriller movie directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, and Kathryn Harrold. The movie is centered around the real-life hijacking of a Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing 727 airplane by a man nicknamed D.B. Cooper in 1971. The movie starts with D.B. Cooper hijacking the airplane and demanding $200,000 in ransom money and deploying a parachute to escape from the aircraft. He is never heard or seen from again, and the FBI is tasked with finding him.

The FBI starts investigating the case, and Agent Gruen, played by Robert Duvall, is given the task of leading the case. Gruen is an experienced agent who has seen it all, including the notorious criminals of his time. He leads the investigation with meticulous attention to detail and a laser focus on finding D.B. Cooper.

As the investigation progresses, the FBI receives numerous leads, but all of them turn out to be false or dead-ends. Meanwhile, Cooper remains at large, and the pressure on Gruen and the FBI to catch him only increases.

In the middle of the investigation, a suspect emerges, calling himself John C. Meade, and claiming to be the infamous D.B. Cooper. The FBI apprehends him, but it turns out to be a case of mistaken identity. The real D.B. Cooper is still on the run, and the FBI struggle to make progress in the case.

During this time, a character named Clay, played by Treat Williams, enters the picture. He is a former paratrooper who believes he knows how Cooper pulled off the hijacking and wants to find him himself. Clay persuades a hesitant Gruen to team up with him and follow his lead.

The two men embark on a journey across the Pacific Northwest and interact with several characters along the way. They visit dive bars, truck stops, and other places where they believe Cooper may have been. Finally, their search leads them to a cabin in the woods that may be Cooper's hideout.

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper is a gripping thriller movie that keeps the audience hooked until the end. The movie is notable for its strong performances by Robert Duvall and Treat Williams, both of whom bring their A-game to the screen. The movie also features stunning cinematography that captures the beauty and ruggedness of the Pacific Northwest.

Overall, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper is a must-watch movie for fans of thriller movies and true-crime aficionados alike. The movie keeps the audience engaged until the end, and the story is a fascinating look at one of the most iconic hijackings in history.

The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper is a 1981 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (1,397)