Hank Stamper and his father, Henry, own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to stop, however Hank continues to push his family on cutting more trees. Hank's wife wishes he would stop and hopes that they can spend more time together. When Hank's half brother Leland comes to work for them, more trouble starts.

  1. John Gay


  2. Ken Kesey


  3. Paul Newman


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  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Hank Stamper

  2. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Henry Stamper

  3. Lee Remick

    Lee Remick

    Viv Stamper

  4. Michael Sarrazin

    Michael Sarrazin

    Leeland Stamper

  5. Richard Jaeckel

    Richard Jaeckel

    Joe Ben Stamper

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Status Released

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  • December 31, 1970


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget -

Revenue -



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