The Donner Party | 2010

Drama, Period
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 ...more

Cast

... William Foster

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... Milt

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... Stanton

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... Franklin

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... Eddy

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... Sarah

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... Eleanor

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... Dolan

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... Jay

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... Ann

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... Mary

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... Amanda

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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.

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