The Pursuit of DB Cooper

The Pursuit of DB Cooper

Roger Spottiswoode (1981)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This thriller begins with Treat Williams jumping out of a plane with a bag containing $200,000. Amazingly, this airborne robbery, with its James Bond-style stunt, really happened and DB Cooper vanished into myth. This is where fiction takes over, conjuring up Cooper's subsequent life and the attempts of a former Green Beret (Robert Duvall) to track him down. Sadly, the picture bungles a nifty idea and it's rarely more than routine. Buzz Kulik replaced John Frankenheimer as director before Roger Spottiswoode was brought in to finish the job.


Fact-based thriller about an audacious crook who held a passenger plane to ransom and escaped with more than $200,000 by parachuting to an unknown destination somewhere near Washington. Starring Treat Williams, Robert Duvall, Paul Gleason and Kathryn Harrold.

Cast & Crew

DB Cooper Treat Williams
Gruen Robert Duvall
Remson Paul Gleason
Hannah Kathryn Harrold
Dempsey RG Armstrong
Avery Nicolas Coster
Denise Dorothy Fielding
Homer Cooper Huckabee
Director Roger Spottiswoode
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Barber International FilmsGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: video