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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
The deer have pressed in all around me. They're hungry. They come into the hemlock grove to hide and sleep for the day. They manage the snow so well on their slender hooves. If I was to know that a million years from today, my children's children were to live as I am living in these mountains, I would marry me a wife with slender feet and begin immediately to breed a race with hooves. So that the mountain children of the future might run through the snows and meadows and mountains and marshes ...
Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Free Willy
Baby Elephant Walk
from Hatari! (1962)
Music by Henry Mancini
Arranged by Jerry Bilik See more