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The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)

A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything.

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Pat (as Susan Damante Shaw)
Hollye Holmes ...
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Ham Larsen ...
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William Cornford ...
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City dweller Skip leaves his urban life behind indefinitely to seek fresh air for his daughter's health. His wife begrudgingly sacrifices domestic comforts, while their darling boy Toby, their daughter Jenny, and their dog Crust have the time of their lives roaming in the wild. Meeting wildlife however has its pros and cons, especially as not all bears are nearly as tame as a local glutton and a pair of cubs in need of adoption. They soon learn to love every moment with family- including old man Boomer and animal friends. Written by baslol

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21 January 1977 (Denmark)  »

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Die Abenteuer der Familie Robinson in der Wildnis  »

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$31,223,000 (USA)
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The legs of a crew member wearing jeans is visible at the top of the screen as the bear is shaking the dirt and roots of the riverbank trying to get to the girl. See more »

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Followed by The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1978) See more »

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Wilderness Family
Music by Gene Kauer and Douglas M. Lackey (as Douglas Lackey)
Lyrics by Dennis Bachmann
Sung by Lee Dresser
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a rugged, ragged family
25 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's nice to watch this flick every now and then - no cussin', no fussin' - a family where arguments are few and far between-but-although it is praised as a wonderful offering for little and big ones, there are some nervous moments involving some animals who resent the invasion of their turf. The carefully staged scenes involving man vs. animal and/or animal vs. animal could frighten little ones -ooohhh, look daddy, they're beating and biting. What fun.

Still, you can't help but enjoy the idea of getting out of the big city and opting for life with Mother Nature and mother bear, the latter justifiably ticked because her cubs have been humanized.

The humans in the picture are good folk to watch. Logan, a Brooklyn boy, yet, looks like a rugged mountain man. The wife is pleasant, and the children seem to be having a good time. Like other reviewers, I can't help but wonder why the daughter in this pic was replaced by another daughter in the two follow-ups. There is zilch about her on her web site which contains wonderful information - her name.

The movie is certainly watchable, the scenery beautiful and the story - well, it's like a fairy tale.

Somebody complained about the speeding in re-building (not building) their humble abode. Shoot, Ty Penningtonhe does it every week. Of course he has a host of experts and several hundred people to help. If Logan is still around they might draft him.

"The Wilderness Family" is, for the most part pleasant, harmless entertainment unless, of course, you're an animal about to become a dinner.

Still, it is far less vicious than city life where you can get snuffed for no good reason.


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