Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog 1995 G CC

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Washed ashore in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest after a storm at sea separates him from his father, 11-year-old Angus McCormick has only his wiles and a trusted canine friend with which to survive.

Starring:
Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davison
Runtime:
1 hour 21 minutes

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Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog

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Genres Adventure, Kids & Family
Director Phillip Borsos
Starring Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davison
Supporting actors Jesse Bradford, Tom Bower, Joel Palmer, Dakotah, Josh Wannamaker, Margot Finley, Matthew Bennett, St. Clair McColl, Jennifer Weissenborn, Gordon Neave, Karen Kruper, Dean Lockwood, John LeClair, Brent Stait
Studio 20th Century Fox
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Love this movie, have watched it several times and it's always enjoyable!
Sheryl H.
After many weeks pass the Coast Guard believes they may never be found, but the dog and the boy do survive as they gain strength through each others love and devotion.
Frank J. Pickens
When combined with good acting and some lovely cinematography of beautiful rugged British Columbia, this movie is definitely a drama worth keeping for the family.
Godly Gadfly

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By steven conklin on November 29, 2003
Format: DVD
well,this just goes to show why you don't blindly accept a critics review. I own a yellow lab(2) and I can tell you this is a pretty realistic. Yes I guess the critics would like to see a gloom and doom ending but I dont think they heard of the true story of when one of these trmendously faithful conpanions carried his master half a mile back to his home after he suffered a near fatal heart attack(would have been fatal if not for yellows actions). It is a very heartwarming story without being predictable and just fantastic views. The heck with critics. Buy this because it makes you feel good and that there wasnt a need for explosions or car chases or guns to provide for interesting viewing.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Godly Gadfly on August 14, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
The cover of our DVD of "Far From Home" says in large letters: "Family Feature". And a great family movie it is. But don't make the mistake of thinking that this is just another dog movie, in this case the adventures of a Labrador named "Yellow". Even more it is about the adventures of his young master Angus. Angus acquires Yellow when the dog appears on the family property, apparently lost, and soon the boy and his dog become firm friends. When Angus and Yellow are marooned in wilderness country after the sinking of his father's ship, it is their combined strength that is required to survive the rugged coastline, vast forests, and hostile wildlife.

Most of the conflict revolves around this very real struggle against the elements, leading up to a suspenseful and heartwarming conclusion. But along with this suspense comes excellent and convincing characterization. More than just an adventure story, "Far From Home" is ultimately a coming-of-age story, as Angus learns about responsibility and survival. In the process, his relationships with his father and with his dog are especially well-portrayed.

Although the movie is "clean", I would not recommend this movie for younger children under 10 mainly because of its capacity to evoke strong emotions of fear (there are some scary moments involving a sinking ship during a storm, a wolf attack, and a perilous log crossing over a ravine) and grief (it's hard to hold back the emotions experienced at losing a missing child). But with this depth of emotion, older children and adults alike will find it a real tear-jerker. When combined with good acting and some lovely cinematography of beautiful rugged British Columbia, this movie is definitely a drama worth keeping for the family. - GODLY GADFLY
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Kangley on July 30, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I would beg to differ with the above description of the film. This is not the typical "A-boy-and-his-pet" film. The story is more realistic than the typical film of its genre such as "Flipper" or "Lassie" and lacks the obvious manipulations of an "Air Bud." The characters look like real people. (Watch how Angus' little brother dresses himself. Anyone who has been around a six-year old can see their child dressing like this). Angus's and Yellow's fight through the wilderness is not glossed over or "Disneyfied." The cinematography is beautiful. This film is wonderful for the whole family, not just for the six-year old.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Roedy Green on August 22, 2005
Format: DVD
This is a locally made movie, so my expectations were low. It was a gripping tale. First, the characters were all thoroughly likable, none of the Hollywood cliché petty cruelties and insults. The landscapes are spectacular and menacing. The imaginative use of mixed sound and music gives a heightened sense of reality. Even though I saw it on a relatively small screen, it has much of the emotional impact of IMAX. Of course yellow dog steals the show since she is so sincere. This is not a cute film, but a rather scary tale of getting lost, survival and rescue.

Only in retrospect did I wonder how the climatic scene was done. I still wonder if everyone, including yellow dog risked their necks to shoot it. The natural world dangers in the film were similar to dangers I have lived myself, so they seemed ever so much more frightening than guns and bombs. It would be a bit too frightening for small children.

Even though I knew I was being heavily manipulated by the inevitable happy ending, I could not help myself from bursting into tears.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Butts HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on August 6, 2006
Format: DVD
Young Jesse Bradford gives a heartwarming performance as Angus, a young lad who adopts a labrador and names it Yellow Dog. On a sailing trip with father Bruce Davison (effective in a non-typical role), he and the dog are thrown overboard and faced with surviving in uncharted Pacific Northwest. Mimi Rogers plays Angus' mother, and the parents' dedication in believing their son is still alive is touching as well. Although the movie doesn't give us a lot of "adventures" with the boy and his dog, it nonetheless focuses on Angus' survival skills and the devotion of his dog. One particularly poignant scene involves a rabbit. Early in the film, Bradford and his buddies are chasing a rabbit and he has the opportunity to kill it with his slingshot but upon seeing the cute little thing, he scares it away. When he is lost, a rabbit is once again caught by the dog and Angus realizes the difference between hunting for play and for survival. An enjoyable family film.
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