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When cattle mysteriously start dying of anthrax in a small Alberta ranching community, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer tries to keep the peace as ranchers lay the blame on a local agricultural research center. A reporter encourages the angry ranchers – led by the Mountie’s mother-in-law – to stage a sit-in at the research center. When an eccentric old rancher dies after being exposed to a deadly strain of anthrax, the protesters are quarantined. No one notices that the reporter has disappeared – along with several vials of the deadly bacteria. The RCMP officer begins his own investigation, gleaning information from a U.S. government agent. He finds himself racing against time to recover the stolen anthrax.
IMDb rating: 4.0
Director: Rick Stevenson
Writers: Bruce Harvey (screen story), Dave Schultz (as David Schultz)
Stars: Cameron Daddo, Ed Begley Jr., Allison Hossack