Emperor of the North

Emperor of the North

DVD - 2006
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A legendary depression-era hobo and his young accomplice battle a sadistic railroad worker in a determined bid to hitch a ride.


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Tells of the struggle of the hobo king, A-Number-One (Marvin), to ride the train of brutal hammer-swinging railroad bull Shack (Borgnine). No doubt the best single fight in the history of movies, and I kid you not.

Apr 18, 2016

I've been on a Lee Marvin kick which is why I checked this flick out. It's great, absolutely wonderful!

I had no idea what I was putting into my DVD player but am very happy I got this film.

It's a great train movie, the train iteself is a character is this film. The Great Depression setting is interesting. This film has it all: drama, comedy, action, suspense, historical context...

I recommend this one highly, to a wide range

Jun 23, 2012

Hopelessly dated, but for a film about "Man vs Man" struggle for the mere sake of it, give me Ernie Borgnine any day!


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