The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

Director
Roger Spottiswoode

Main cast
Robert Duvall; Treat Williams; Kathryn Harrold; Ed Flanders; Paul Gleason

Genres
Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Description
A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains. Has Cooper succeeded in following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged cop?


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