The Donner Party


1h 35m 2010

Brief 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 i

Film Details

Also Known As
Donner Party, Forlorn, The
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Historical
Period
Release Date
2010
Distribution Company
First Look Holdings; First Look Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Donner Party, Forlorn, The
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Historical
Period
Release Date
2010
Distribution Company
First Look Holdings; First Look Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2010

Released in United States Winter January 14, 2010

rtg MPAA R: some violence.

Released in United States Winter January 14, 2010 (CA)

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2010