The Donner Party (2010)

The Donner Party
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Drama, Period, Historical, Biopic
Keywords 1800s
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mark Costa Producer n/a 3 3000002
John E. Moore Producer n/a 3 3000001
TJ Martin Director n/a 2 2000001
John Lorenz Actor Louis 1 1000013
Ted Meyer Producer n/a 3 3000003
TJ Martin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alysia Raycraft Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jeff Pettit Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Seamus Tierney Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Matt Zettell Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Michele Santopietro Actor Amanda 1 1000012
Alison Haislip Actor Mary 1 1000011
Clayne Crawford Actor Eddy 1 1000005
Mark Boone Junior Actor Franklin 1 1000004
Christian Kane Actor Stanton 1 1000003
Jack Kyle Actor Milt 1 1000002
Mara LaFontaine Actor Sarah 1 1000006
Jamie Anne Allman Actor Eleanor 1 1000007
Catherine Black Actor Ann 1 1000010
Cary Wayne Moore Actor Jay 1 1000009
Crispian Belfrage Actor Dolan 1 1000008
Crispin Glover Actor William Foster 1 1000001
Synopsis
William Hastings steers a wagon train, known as The Donner Party, off course by promising a shorter route to California through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. After several early snowstorms, the emigrants and its leaders find themselves trapped, freezing and without any source of food. A small group is formed, nicknamed The Forlorn Hope, to try and reach California and organize a rescue party. The threat of death and imminent starvation dissolves the group's camaraderie as they are forced sacrifice one another as a source of nourishment. Surviving only on the flesh of the fallen members of their party, the remaining travelers must weigh their consciences against their will to survive.