The Snow Walker

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  • PG
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 7.3  (10,379)

Charlie Halliday (Barry Pepper) is a World War II veteran working as a bush pilot in northern Canada during the early 1950s. While out in his plane one day he runs across a small family band of Inuit who approach to ask him for help taking a sick young woman back with him to Yellowknife for medical attention. Charlie is reluctant at first, he suspects she has tuberculosis and he does not normally associate with the indigenous groups. Eventually they offer him payment in valuable walrus ivory and he agrees. But on the flight back to the city the plane experiences engine trouble and Charlie is forced to make an emergency landing. He and the woman (Annabella Piugattuk) whose name is Kanaalaq, end up stranded in the frozen tundra with no way to call for help and no company but each other. Based on the short story "Walk Well, My Brother" by Canadian author and environmentalist Farley Mowat, the movie was directed by actor-director Charles Martin Smith. Smith once played Farley Mowat in a biographical movie and was approached by the author who offered him the rights to adapt another of his stories, resulting in this film.

The Snow Walker
The Snow Walker
The Snow Walker

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Charlie Halliday (Barry Pepper) is a World War II veteran working as a bush pilot in northern Canada during the early 1950s. While out in his plane one day he runs across a small family band of Inuit who approach to ask him for help taking a sick young woman back with him to Yellowknife for medical attention. Charlie is reluctant at first, he suspects she has tuberculosis and he does not normally associate with the indigenous groups. Eventually they offer him payment in valuable walrus ivory and he agrees.

But on the flight back to the city the plane experiences engine trouble and Charlie is forced to make an emergency landing. He and the woman (Annabella Piugattuk) whose name is Kanaalaq, end up stranded in the frozen tundra with no way to call for help and no company but each other.

Based on the short story "Walk Well, My Brother" by Canadian author and environmentalist Farley Mowat, the movie was directed by actor-director Charles Martin Smith. Smith once played Farley Mowat in a biographical movie and was approached by the author who offered him the rights to adapt another of his stories, resulting in this film.

The Snow Walker is a 2003 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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  • Release Date
    2003
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 43 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (10,379)