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 <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The names Farley Mowat (Charles Martin Smith
) gave to the wolves were "George", "Angeline" and "Uncle Louis". The name of the real-life wolf actors playing wolves in the movie were "Nova", "Star", "Avatar", "Libby", "Remus", "Sarah" and "Carolina". See more
According to Tyler's background narrations, it is early April when the snow melts and the lake is completely unfrozen by early May. In reality, snow in the Arctic doesn't melt until June. See more
[warning Tyler about wolves
They'll come after you, son. Just for the ugly fun of tearing you apart.