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The Call of the Wild (1972)

PG | | Adventure, Family | March 1975 (USA)
A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Calliope Laurent
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Pete (as Raymond Harmstorf)
George Eastman ...
Black Burton
Taglish Charlie
Friedhelm Lehmann ...
Horst Heuck ...
Dutch Harry
Alf Malland ...
Alfredo Mayo ...
Judge Miller
Sverre Wilberg ...
Olov Pedersen ...
Red Sweater
Per Amvik ...


A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

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Adventure | Family


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March 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A vadon szava  »

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1.33 : 1
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In his autobiography "The Actor's Life - Journals 1956-1976", Charlton Heston wrote, "We're faced with the endless problems of organization, personnel, dogs, publicity . . . I fear I've fallen in with amateurs and con men. This had not been a picture really but a production deal, patched together with incredible adroitness and negotiating skill--and no filmmaking talent whatsoever." See more »


Pete: I've never seen so many people.
John Thornton: And more are coming all the time. I tell ya, Pete, if this is the promised land, I'll take the open trail.
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6 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm only in the 8th grade and watched this movie in class after analyzing the actual book. The movie was not bad, but could be done better. None of the dogs matched the description in the book, and the characters were awfully mismatched. "Who is Calliope!?!" was a question many of my classmates asked themselves. The plot events were put and moved around much like a scrapbook. BTW, Call of the Wild is not a children's book!! It is actually a book with dark themes, much like most of his other books. If you don't know how to read and comprehend classic literature, I suggest you go back to reading a true children's book: The Cat in the Hat.

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