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 <email@example.com>
A boy who dreams of leaving civilization.
Did You Know?
The winter scenes where they show the lake frozen, were not shot in the winter. They had to construct a winter scene by sinking cinder blocks into the pond and then covering it with plywood, before adding the "snow" topping. See more
After being so long in the wilderness Sam Gribley's hair should have grown a lot longer. See more
Hey you guys, how 'bout some algae soup?
[a raccoon eats the soup
Well, at least *somebody* likes it.
Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Free Willy
Baby Elephant Walk
Music by Henry Mancini
Arranged by Jerry Bilik See more