Meek's Cutoff
Oscilloscope Pictures (2010)
Drama, Western
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IMDB   6.5
1 hr 44 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 2   PG
Paul Dano Thomas Gately
Bruce Greenwood Stephen Meek
Shirley Henderson Glory White
Neal Huff William White
Zoe Kazan Millie Gately
Tommy Nelson Jimmy White
Will Patton Soloman Tetherow
Rod Rondeaux The Cayuse
Michelle Williams Emily Tetherow
Kelly Reichardt
Producer Todd Haynes
Phil Morrison
Writer Jonathan Raymond
Jon Raymond
Cinematography Christopher Blauvelt
Musician Jeff Grace

The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy. Written by Oscilloscope
Edition Details
Release Date 8/8/2011
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1