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My Side of the Mountain (1969)

 -  Adventure | Family  -  25 June 1969 (USA)
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Sam, a brilliant child, leaves home for the mountains after being told that the family summer trip has been canceled, thus preventing him from doing the algae experiments he had planned for... See full summary »

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Ted Eccles ...
Sam Gribley (as Teddy Eccles)
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Bando
Tudi Wiggins ...
Miss Turner
Paul Hébert ...
Hunter
Cosette Lee ...
Apple Lady
Ralph Endersby ...
Boy In Soda Fountain
George Allan ...
Boy In Soda Fountain
Dan McIlravey ...
Little Boy On Bus
Frank Perry ...
Mr. Gribley
Peggi Loder ...
Mrs. Gribley
Tom Harvey ...
Deer Poacher
Larry Reynolds ...
Deer Poacher
Patrick Peuvion ...
Ranger
Gina Dick ...
Mary Gribley
Karen Pearson ...
Prudence Gribley
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Sam, a brilliant child, leaves home for the mountains after being told that the family summer trip has been canceled, thus preventing him from doing the algae experiments he had planned for that summer. The film chronicles his struggle for independence, and with the forces of natures. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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Bando: You know, you've done some amazing things here, Sam. Hollowed out a whole little world for yourself. I bet there's not another boy in the whole civilized world who's done anything like it.
Sam: Yeah, but that's not why I came.
Miss Turner: Why did you come, Sam?
Sam: Well, I came because I thought the only way to know nature was to live with it. Like Thoreau. You know? And I came because of my experiments. I learned all about algae under the conditions of nature. And I learned about survival. And... I learned about ...
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Baby Elephant Walk
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from Hatari! (1962)
Music by Henry Mancini
Arranged by Jerry Bilik
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39 years later...
5 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unbelievable! I seen this movie when I was 5 years old. I am 44 now. Since the movie, I did all sorts of similar things. I build tree forts, hiked around lakes and tinkered near the ponds and lakes of South Dakota. I've trapped small animals as a 7-12 yr old including noosing gophers and small rabbits. I eventually joined the US Marines as a 20 year old and now I am involved in teaching a Jungle Survival and Leadership Course five or six times a year in the Philippines. This movie created such a LASTING IMPRESSION on my innocent spirit I nearly became like the kid in the movie. My life has been a very fulfilling, independent and satisfying experience/journey. I just came across the DVD again after over 39 years and showed it to my kids. SO many great memories have come back to me during watching the movie again. One of the best movies ever made. Mitch


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