Slowed down by too much rugged-individualist philosophizing and too many overhead traveling shots of a shivering Mother Nature, this beautifully shot film is a fairly respectable modern version of HIGH NOON, set in Alaska.
Staking claim to a new life, a conservation agent, city boy Eric Desmond (Dylan Walsh), and his girlfriend, Anne Marie (Rya Kihlstedt), run afoul of a trio of illegal trappers, Ben Corbett (Rutger Hauer), Mitchell (John Bear Curtis), and Lemalle (Jon Cuthbert). They bully some out-of-their-league
hunters and leave two to freeze to death after another gets knifed for drawing on them first.
Ben is captured by the aging sheriff (Richard Bradf...