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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 ...
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Mr. Gribley
Peggi Loder ...
Mrs. Gribley
Tom Harvey ...
Deer Poacher
Larry Reynolds ...
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Patrick Peuvion ...
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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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Ein Jahr als Robinson  »

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Sam: Hey you guys, how 'bout some algae soup?
[a raccoon eats the soup]
Sam: Well, at least *somebody* likes it.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) See more »

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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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A beautiful memory
7 March 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I have had this film etched upon my memory ever since I saw it around 35 years ago as a 7/ 8 year old in cinema in North London. I have never seen it since, but I remember, rather like the boy in the film, being left alone and then being picked up by my mother long after the film had finished - this was a different era after all, kids were given much more freedom to roam then. So being apart from my family helped me get into the character of the boy completely and I guess I just zoned out of myself onto the boy on the screen. It all seems like some beautiful dream of a long gone and innocent world that sort of tapped into the hippie consciousness of the time. I would love to get a copy of this somewhere so my own children can see it.


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