Release Date: 1974
DVD Release Date: August 31st, 2004
PG|1 hr 50 min
In 1896, three American whalers are taken in by an Eskimo village in the Arctic after getting stranded in the ice during a hunt. While condescending officer Billy (Warren Oates) introduces the Inuits to gambling, black harpooner Portagee (Louis Gossett Jr.) grows closer to the villagers as he gets used to a life without racism. Cabin boy Daggett (Timothy Bottoms) becomes the most integrated in the community, falling in love with the clan leader's youngest wife.
Director: Philip Kaufman