A Breed Apart (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Breed Apart1984

A Breed Apart (1984)





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Surly conservationist Rutger Hauer makes it his life's mission to protect the eggs of the endangered bald eagle. Collector Donald Pleasence wants to appropriate a few of these eggs without invoke Hauer's terrible wrath. Pleasence hires mountain climber Powers Boothe to pose as a magazine photographer, the better to win Hauer's confidence and expedite the egg-poaching. But Boothe is soon converted to Hauer's cause, and with the help of storekeeper Kathleen Turner the two men thwart Pleasence's anti-eco deviltry. While the acting and plotline of A Breed Apart are unremarkable at best, the film is redeemed by the breathtaking location photography of Geoffrey Stephenson.


Powers Boothe
as Mike Walker
Rutger Hauer
as Jim Malden
Kathleen Turner
as Stella Clayton
Donald Pleasence
as J.P. Whittier
John Dennis Johnston
as Charlie Peyton
Brion James
as Huey Miller
Adam Fenwick
as Adam Clayton
Jayne Bentzen
as Amy Rollings
Andy Fenwick
as Adam Clayton
C.K. Bibby
as Arthur
Jon Syme
as Peyton's Attorney
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Critic Reviews for A Breed Apart

All Critics (3)

This environmental and love adventure is directed with an uneven rhythm by Philippe Mora. [Full Review in Spanish]

April 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Never makes much sense.

September 14, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

[Rutger Hauer is] frequently seen riding around his island on a white horse, wearing pirate's clothing, and holstering a cross-bow.

September 26, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for A Breed Apart


Okay script uplifted by a great cast.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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