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Off-kilter tale of cannibalism in the American West in 1847 (loosely based on the Donner Party) loses its way when it begins to use man-eating as a metaphor for settlers carving up the land. When stringy, twitching Colqhoun (Carlyle) shows up starving and nearly frozen at an army fort in the Sierra Nevadas, he tells Captain John Boyd (Pearce) that he was with a party that resorted to eating their dead when stranded. When a team is sent to investigate, more than the facts are digested. Soon Colqhoun is extolling the virtues of pan-frying your pals to Boyd. The unusual subject and offbeat attempts at humor make this a recipe not for all tastes.

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Available on Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Serial Killers, Cannibalism, Black Comedy, Eat Me, Period Piece: 19th Century, Military: Army, Blizzards
Screenplay
Ted Griffin
Cast
John Spencer, Stephen Spinella, Neal McDonough, David Arquette, Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones
Cinematography
Anthony B. Richmond
Director
Antonia Bird
Music
Michael Nyman, Damon Albarn
Producer
Adam Fields, David Heyman, Tim Van Rellim, Fox 2000 Pictures, 20th Century Fox Films

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