Meek's Cutoff

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Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

Summary: The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy. (Oscilloscope Films)

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Runtime: 104 min
Rating: Rated PG for some mild violent content, brief language and smoking.
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Production: Film Science
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Kelly Reichardt Director
Writer Credit
Jonathan Raymond Writer
Cast Credit
Bruce Greenwood Stephen Meek
Michelle Williams Emily Tetherow
Neal Huff William White
Paul Dano Thomas Gately
Rod Rondeaux The Cayuse
Shirley Henderson Glory White
Tommy Nelson Jimmy White
Will Patton Soloman Tetherow
Zoe Kazan Millie Gately
Producer Credit
Andrew Pope Executive Producer
Anish Savjani Producer
David Urrutia Producer
Elizabeth Cuthrell Producer
Laura Rosenthal Executive Producer
Mike S. Ryan Executive Producer
Neil Kopp Producer
Phil Morrison Executive Producer
Rajen Savjani Executive Producer
Steven Tuttleman Executive Producer
Todd Haynes Executive Producer
Vincent Savino Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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