Meek's Cutoff (2011)
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Meek's Cutoff (2011)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
April 08, 2011
Studio
Oscilloscope Laboratories
Official Site
http://www.oscilloscope.net/films/film/42/Meeks-Cutoff
Genre
Drama
Release Date
April 08, 2011
MPAA Rating
PG
Duration
104 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Oscilloscope Laboratories
Official Site
http://www.oscilloscope.net/films/film/42/Meeks-Cutoff
Director
Kelly Reichardt
Producer
Elizabeth Cuthrell, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, David Urrutia
Screenwriter
Kelly Reichardt

The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired 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 face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another'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 a natural born enemy.