Jeremiah Johnson Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Charles Tyner, Delle Bolton, Stefan Gierasch

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Jeremiah Johnson

A young man, an ex soldier, decides to leave civilizaiton behind and go up into the Rocky Mountains to become a Mountain Man. Jeremiah Johnson runs across his mentor, Bearclaw Chris Lap, who teaches him mountain craft and survival. Jeremiah is drawn into various events over which he has little control, one being getting married to a Flathead Indian Chief's daughter. Jeremiah, in trying to do good, inadvertantly injures the Crow Indian burial grounds, and for that they kill his wife and adopted son. From that point on he becomes nearly mad with a lust for revenge, which he carries out until the Crow asks for peace and for him to stop killing their warriors. In the last scene he is reluctantly reaching his hand into the air in the sign of friendship in response to the Crow Chief, who had raised his hand asking for peace between Johnson and the tribe.
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The review of this Movie prepared by KERRY BULLS

Redford plays the loner who goes into the wilderness to become a mountain man and find a more peaceful life than the one he has lead in the army. He struggles to survive on his own but eventually becomes adept. He marries an Indian woman and adopts a son who are then murdered by Indians when Redford violates a burial ground against his better judgement. The fight is then on for revenge.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Bess

Jeremiah J. was looking for a new scene, an adventure of sorts. Quite simply, He left all he knew for a better life than what he had. Searching for solitude, braving the uncertain terrain Jeremiah found friends, a companion, unimaginable hardships and made his way as a legend into history.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jennifer LaBauve

JEREMIAH JOHNSON is a movie directed by Sydney Pollack in 1972.

Jeremiah Johnson leaves the civilization and heads towards the Rocky Mountains. He will meet strange characters along the road : Bear Claw Chris Lapp who hunts grizzlies, Del Gue who thinks he is still alive because he is bald, Casper, a young mute boy Jeremiah accepts to take with him. He will marry Swan, the daughter of an indian Chief, and live peacefully in the forest for a few months. But the Crow tribe wants him and his family dead after Jeremiah has crossed an indian cemetery in the mountains.

Gorgeous cinematography and a Robert Redford more ecologic than ever.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Jeremiah Johnson

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   hunted by injuns

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Desert?    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   frozen    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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