The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)


dbcooper“You wanna be a hero?” – Gruen

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Apr 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A fictionalized account of how a federal agent tracked the most notorious hijacker in US history

My Take on it – I have known about the mystery of DB Cooper ever since I was a kid and I also knew that no one had ever come close to even finding the man after his skydive from a highjacked airline in the 1970’s.

This movie tries to give us a “what if” account of how a federal agent could track him down and try to capture him.

The problem with this movie is that it’s extremely boring.

Watching a procedural, one expects to be thrilled along the way instead of trying to fight off the nagging feelings of sleep. (And I watched this in the middle of the day, so I can’t claim that it was late and I was tired).

Complete waste of the talents of Robert Duvall and Treat Williams and I wonder if they are as annoyed to have participated in making this film as I was watching it 🙂

Bottom Line – Wasn’t entertained by this movie at all and I actually found a lot of it to be completely absurd.  What a waste of the talents of Williams and Duvall.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Universal Pictures, as part of the publicity campaign for the film, said that if anyone could come up with information leading to the capture of the real Cooper, the studio would give them a $1-million reward. No one ever got the money. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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