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Clearcut (film)

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Director  Ryszard Bugajski
Music director  Shane Harvey
Country  Canada
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Thriller, Western
Screenplay  Robert Forsyth
Language  English
Clearcut (film) movie poster

Writer  M.T. Kelly, Robert Forsyth
Release date  9 July 1992 (Germany)
Cast  Graham Greene (Arthur), Therry Bannon (Sweat Lodge Singer #2), Phil Harnage (Policeman), Michael Hogan (Bud Rickets), Ron Lea (Peter Maguire), Floyd Red Crow Westerman (Wilf)
Similar movies  Desert Kickboxer, Northwest Passage, Drunktown's Finest, Five Bloody Graves, Turquoise Rose, Buffalo Dreams
Tagline  They were destroying the land of his they must pay!

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Clearcut is a 1991 Canadian drama film about clearcutting in a Canadian province. This motion picture stars Graham Greene, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tom Jackson, and Raoul Trujillo. It is directed by Ryszard Bugajski. The filming location was in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Phil Harris who is best known as the voice of Baloo in Disney's 1967 animated film The Jungle Book was cast in this movie as a policeman.


Clearcut (film) movie scenes


Clearcut (film) movie scenes

The movie begins as a spirit, known in the movie as Arthur (Greene), enters into the world from the water. A seaplane arrives, carrying a passenger to a First Nations reserve, where activists are attempting to block construction and forestry equipment from clearcutting on Indian land. The individual from the seaplane is a lawyer representing the Nation whose land is going to be clearcut. The activists are displeased that the lawyer is losing their lawsuit against the loggers. The lawyer came to discuss an appeal.

Clearcut (film) movie scenes

An elder member of the Nation, Wilf (Westerman) introduces the attorney to Arthur, who the attorney believes is a militant activist. Arthur proceeds to kidnap the logging company's general manager, and the four take off through the woods where Arthur claims he will "instruct" them in "listening to Mother Earth". However, Arthur's behaviour grows increasingly erratic and threatening. Wilf's warnings and insinuations that Arthur may actually be Wisakedjak, an indigenous trickster spirit (whom he also refers to as "the Deceiver") begin to make more sense. At the end Arthur, or whatever he is, returns into the water again.


  • Graham Greene as Arthur
  • Ron Lea as Peter Maguire
  • Michael Hogan as Bud Rickets
  • Floyd Red Crow Westerman as Wilf
  • Rebecca Jenkins as Louise
  • Tia Smith as Polly
  • Tom Jackson as Tom Starblanket
  • Michael J. Reynolds as Hunter
  • David A. Sutton as Pilot
  • Raoul Trujillo as Eugene
  • Michael Willar as News Cameraman #1
  • Harvey Churchill as Sweat Lodge Singer #1
  • Therry Bannon as Sweat Lodge Singer #2
  • John Boylan
  • Phil Harris as Policeman
  • Steve Mousseau as Nasty Cop
  • Andrew Proctor as Regional Police Officer #1
  • Jari Sarkka as Regional Police Officer #2
  • References

    Clearcut (film) Wikipedia
    Clearcut (film) IMDb Clearcut (film)