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Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978)

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TV Movie | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by internal dissension over the choice of a leader and ...See moreA grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by internal dissension over the choice of a leader and the selection of a route, the wagon train is soon decimated by Indian raids, a scarcity of food and water, and the unrelenting forces of nature. Finally after months of hardship, the party reaches the High Sierras, only to be stranded in the middle of the pass by an early snowstorm. And as fear of an agonizing death from starvation forces the abandonment of conventional rules of human behavior, the pioneers face a new enemy - each other. Written by Anonymous See less
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Oct 24, 1978 (United States)

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Robert Fuller
James Reed, and Narrator James Reed, and Narrator   See fewer
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Andrew Prine
Lewis Keyser Lewis Keyser   See fewer
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Michael Callan
William Eddy William Eddy   See fewer
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Diane McBain
Margaret Reed Margaret Reed   See fewer
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John Anderson
Patrick Breen Patrick Breen   See fewer
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John Doucette
George Donner George Donner   See fewer
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Cindy Eilbacher
Mary Graves Mary Graves   See fewer
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Royal Dano
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Gregory Walcott
Will McKutcheon Will McKutcheon   See fewer
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Lance LeGault
Charles Stanton Charles Stanton   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
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Peg Stewart
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Reid Cruickshanks
John Synder John Synder   See fewer
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Rudy Diaz
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Paul Grace
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Barta Heiner
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Richard Jury
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Kristen Curry
Virginia Reed Virginia Reed   See fewer
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Anne Lockhart
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5.9 / 10 | 46 votes