The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

logoDirector: Roger Spottiswoode, Buzz Kulik

Writer: Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (Screenplay) J.D. Reed(Book)

Starring: Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Flanders, Paul Gleason, R.G. Armstrong, Dorothy Fielding, Nicolas Coster, Cooper Huckabee, Howard K. Smith

 

Plot: A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker, who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged cop.

 

Verdict: Dated Chase Film

 

Story: The mystery behind D.B. Cooper is remains unsolved and it is one of the most interesting mysteries of recent times. This turns it into a comical pursuit film. I personally only know small parts of the mystery but I would have liked to have learnt more about what happened or what could have happened. I felt a little disappointed after this and add it that it has dated horribly. (5/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Robert Duvall: Gruen the insurance man trying to track down his company’s money, he knows who has it, he knows how he thinks but when it get personal he gets to great lengths to stop him. Solid performance from Duvall. (6/10)

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Treat Williams: D.B. Cooper the hijacker on the run, going back for his wife before heading on route to Mexico trying his best to get away from Gruen. Solid performance as the cocky hijacker on the run. (6/10)

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Director Review: Roger Spottiswoode, Buzz Kulik – Started by Buzz finished by Roger we see a fun pursuit film that keeps you entertained but fails to fill you in on what has been happened with the real case. (6/10)

 

Adventure: Good sense of adventure through the film. (7/10)

Crime: One of the biggest unsolved crimes in America. (9/10)

Thriller: You never really get to the edge of your seat here. (5/10)

Settings: Some solid settings used for chases and confrontations but nothing landmark. (6/10)

Suggestion: If you see it on one night you could give it ago but don’t expect to learn anything about the case. (Late Night TV)

 

Best Part: River Chase

Worst Part: Dated terribly

Action Scene Of The Film: Boat chase

Believability: It is based on the real event but everything after is made up. (3/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $3.75 Million

Budget: $12 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Tagline: Who says you can’t take it with you?

 

Overall: Go Back In Time To Enjoy

Rating 56

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Plot – Bruce Willis stars in this Sci-Fi thriller about ultimate resort: VICE, where customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look like humans.

Release Date:  Non set for UK

Questions:

Having just watch Ambyr Childers in The Sacrament I have to wonder how she will handle action?

Bruce and Thomas as usually good go to guy for action even if the film comes off plan, do you think the action will be enough?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating –60%

My Guess Rating – 60%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No