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The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)

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A family flees the city for a deep forest, to escape the pressures of life, and to help their sickly daughter.

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Robert Logan ...
Skip (as Robert F. Logan)
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Pat (as Susan Damante Shaw)
Hollye Holmes ...
Jenny
Ham Larsen ...
Toby
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William Cornford ...
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John F. Goff ...
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Herbert F. Nelson ...
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City dweller Skip leaves his urban life behind indefinitely to seek fresh air for his daughter's health. His wife grudgingly sacrifices domestic comforts, while their darling boy Toby and his dog Boomer 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. Written by KGF Vissers

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21 January 1977 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Die Abenteuer der Familie Robinson in der Wildnis  »

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$31,223,000 (USA)
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The shadow of a crew member is visible in the grass when the bear enters the cabin while the family is walking and singing together after feeding the geese. See more »


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Wilderness Family
Lyrics by Dennis Bachmann
Sung by Lee Dresser
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Great, wholesome film for the whole family.
7 September 2004 | by (Avondale, Arizona) – See all my reviews

I loved this film as a child - and was brought up in the Rocky Mountains, backpacking with my Dad, and can relate to the feeling of wanting to drop everything and "head for the hills."

Have seen the movie and its sequel recently, I can still say it is a movie I would love for my children to watch and love. It is wholesome, family value oriented, and in general, a great joy for kids. It makes you want to go out camping and enjoy what little wilderness we have left in the US.

While I do have to agree with other posters that you simply can't "up and leave" as they do in this film (ie - no preparation re: hunting, fishing, planting, learning, etc.), you just can't fit all that into a film. And it would bore the kids to death. It is a family/children's film, after all, not an adult action flick.

I highly recommend this film to anyone with children.


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