Alfred Packer was a mountain guide and sole survivor of a party of pioneers that got lost in the mountains in winter. Accused and convicted of murdering and eating his travelling companions, he was to be executed by hanging.The movie begins at his trial, where he pleads his innocence to an unsympathetic audience. Only reporter Polly Pry will listen to his story, which is then related to the viewers in the form of flashbacks. As Packer and his gold-prospecting clients make their way through the forests and mountains, they encounter bemused Japanese Indians, an unimpressed group of mountain men and the brutal Rocky Mountain winter, all of which inspire the travellers to break out into song and dance. –IMDb
As co-creator of South Park, one of the most highly-rated original series ever to grace Comedy Central, Trey Parker is responsible for one of the most entertaining and gleefully disgusting shows in television history, a cultural phenomenon that has successfully polarized its equally fervent fans and detractors.
Born October 19, 1969 in Conifer, Colorado (the town that would later inspire South Park’s setting), Parker attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. There he met fellow student Matt Stone, with whom he started making a series of crudely animated cartoons. In 1996, Parker and Stone collaborated on their first film, Cannibal! The Musical, which caught the attention of FoxLab executive Brian Graden. Graden commissioned them to make a Christmas video card, The Spirit of Christmas, a 5-minute cartoon that featured the debut of the four foul-mouthed third graders who would become South Park’s stars: fairly normal Stan Marsh, neurotic Kyle Broslofski, perpetually doomed… read more