Sydney Pollack directs this notable picturesque film in which a solitary man named Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford) battles ruthless Indians, who use him as the target of a long-awaited vendetta, and the merciless elements of nature, in search of peace. Set in the mid-19th century, after the Civil War, the film centers on Jeremiah as he becomes disillusioned with the ways of his civilization and the ravages of war, and he sets out determined to survive in the Rocky Mountain wilderness by himself.
Charles Tyner - Actor
Jack Colvin - Supporting actor, THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1978)
Robert Redford - Actor/director/producer
Charles Robert Jr. Redford - Actor/director/producer
John Milius - Rightwing (and underrated) screenwriter/director
Ted Haworth - Production Designer
Edward Haworth - Production Designer
Edward S. Haworth - Production Designer
Sydney Pollack - American Director, producer, actor
Will Geer - Zeb Walton (Grandpa) of TV's "The Waltons"
Paul Benedict - Supporting Actor, THE JEFFERSONS, A MIGHTY WIND
Joaquin Martinez - Actor
Allyn Ann McLerie - American Actress/Dancer
Allyn McLerie - American Actress/Dancer
Tim McIntire - American Actor
Delle Bolton - Actress/1970s
Richard Angarola - Character Actor\"Gambit"
Edna Anhalt - Screenwriter
Raymond Molyneaux - Set Decorator
Stefan Gierasch - Film & televison actor
Josh Albee - American Teenage Actor
Matt Clark - American Character Actor
Matt Clarke - American Character Actor
Thomas Stanford - Editor
Duke Callaghan - American Cinematographer
Sydney Pollack directs this vast and beautiful wilderness adventure in which Robert Redford plays Jeremiah Johnson. Adapted in part from Vardis Fisher's novel MOUNTAIN MAN, the story pays specific tribute to the reality of the trappers who actually roamed the West in the 1850s. Shot on location in the stunning and desolate snows of Utah, the entire film was made for less than four million dollars.
Budget estimate: $3.5 million. Director Sydney Pollack mortgaged his home in order to finance the film.
"A contemplative classic about a loner's quest to find meaning on the unforgiving frontier....Stunning and quietly powerful..." -- Grade: A- - 05/04/2012 Entertainment Weekly