After directing the flop play "General Seeger" on Broadway in 1962, Scott waited eight years before doing the superior TV adaptation of "The Andersonville Trial" for which he was awarded an Emmy. Two years later he directed himself in this film, but the result was far from satisfying.
What began as a good idea turns out to be a boring, verbose, pretentious drama that might have been a tight action drama had Scott stepped off his soap box and gotten down to moviemaking. Scott, a widower, and his preteen son, Beauvy, live in Wyoming and have a good relationship that takes them
camping every so often. On one of their overnight excursions an Army chopper flies over the...