This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult environment he studies the wolves, and realizes that the old beliefs about wolves and their supposed threat are almost totally false. Furthermore, he learns that humans represent a far greater threat to the land, and also to the wolves, a species which plays an important role in the ecosystem of the north. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They Thought He Couldn't Do the Job. That's Why They Chose Him.
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Harsh conditions which played havoc on the production included changing weather, bitter cold, brutal wind, a sun that would refuse to set, and swarms of mosquitoes and black flies, the latter of which actor Charles Martin Smith
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The lead claims the wolves eat mice, which he proceeds to eat, but they are voles, not mice (which don't occur in the arctic). See more
Take the stick... Aaaaaaah!
Boredom, Tyler. Boredom - that's what's wrong. And how do you beat boredom, Tyler?... Adventure. Adventure, Tyler.
Where are you going, Rosie? Rosie, what are you doing? I can't fly this thing! What do I do?
Referenced in Heavenly Bodies