Emperor of the North Pole (Emperor of the North)
Emperor of the North Pole (Emperor of the North) (1973)

In this drama, two hobos vie for the title of Emperor of the North Pole. To win, a tramp must stay on the train controlled by the meanest railroad cop around. The younger tramp gets tossed off, but the older one engages in a final battle… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 6, 2006
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

The suspense of the film (which is so hugely violent that its PG rating is a mystery), is unrelenting and the performances first-rate.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Doesn't match the high-octane likes of such Aldrich efforts as The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard or even the offbeat, early-career twofer of The Big Knife and Ten Seconds to Hell, but it's a compelling piece of tough-guy strutting in a minimalist setting.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

One of the better movies about the Great Depression.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
I watched this movie because of Lance Henriksen (from Millennium (TV series), I'm trying to watch all his films and this is one of the first he was in that… More
Ken Stachnik
Best Hobo movie ever! A great Evil vs. Not so Evil showdown.
Alex roy
Well executed drama with a terrific cast, directed by Richard Aldrich who helmed The Dirty Dozen and The Flight of the Phoenix, Emperor of the North Pole is a… More
Danny Rovira
An engrossing melodrama skillfully directed by Robert Aldrich, set during the height of the Great Depression circa 1933 in the Pacific Northwest. It concerns a… More
Chris Weber
Ever since my dad first told me about this movie, and fond memories he had of seeing it when it came out (and wanting to see it again), I too became very… More