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Release Date:
27 September 1985 (USA) See more »
With innocence behind her and danger ahead, only courage and love were on her side. [UK] See more »
In the 1930s, a tomboyish girl runs away from her guardian to join her single father who is 2,000 miles away, because there was work there. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Great movie. *CRUMMY* DVD. See more (41 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Meredith Salenger ... Natty Gann

John Cusack ... Harry

Ray Wise ... Sol Gann

Lainie Kazan ... Connie

Scatman Crothers ... Sherman

Barry Miller ... Parker

Verna Bloom ... Farm Woman
Bruce M. Fischer ... Charlie Linfield

John Finnegan ... Logging Boss
Jack Rader ... Employment Agent
Matthew Faison ... Buzz
Jordan Pratt ... Frankie

Zachary Ansley ... Louie
Campbell Lane ... Chicago Moderator
Max Trumpower ... Chicago Worker
Doug MacLeod ... Chicago Worker

Garry Chalk ... Chicago Worker (as Gary Chalk)

Dwight McFee ... Chicago Worker
Peter Anderson ... Unemployed Worker
Corliss M. Smith Jr. ... Bus Driver
Hagan Beggs ... Policeman
Ian Black ... Hobo
Ray Michal ... Hobo
Clint Rowe ... Bullwhip

Frank C. Turner ... Farmer
Jack Ackroyd ... Grocery Clerk

Grant Heslov ... Parker's Gang

Gary Riley ... Parker's Gang
Scott Andersen ... Parker's Gang

Ian Tracey ... Parker's Gang
Jennifer Michas ... Parker's Gang

Walter Marsh ... Interrogator (as Wally Marsh)
Kaye Grieve ... Matron
Hannah Cutrona ... Twinky

Gabrielle Rose ... Exercise Matron
Marie Klingenberg ... Dormitory Matron
Stephen E. Miller ... Guard
Robert Clothier ... Railroad Official

Don S. Davis ... Railroad Brakeman (as Don Davis)

Alex Diakun ... Station Master
Tom Heaton ... Railroad Deek
Harvey M. Miller ... Railroad Deek
Sheelah Megill ... Lady at Mill

Jeff Ramsey ... Logging Driver
Gary Hendrickson ... Logger
Wally Beeton ... Logger
Doug Boyd ... Logger
Bryan Couture ... Logger
Al MacIntosh ... Logger
Lorne LaRiviere ... Logger
Bob Storms ... Logger

Jed ... Wolf
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy-Rae Aaron ... Girl Hobo (uncredited)
Rachael Clark ... Destitute Child (uncredited)
David Stark ... Unemployed worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremy Kagan 
Writing credits
Jeanne Rosenberg (written by)

Produced by
Les Kimber .... co-associate producer
Mike Lobell .... producer
Jeanne Rosenberg .... associate producer
Original Music by
James Horner 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Holden 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
Paul Sylbert 
Art Direction by
Michael S. Bolton 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
Makeup Department
Sandy Cooper .... makeup artist
Al Magallon .... hair stylist
Al Magallon .... prosthetics
Production Management
Les Kimber .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrice Leung .... third assistant director
Tom Rowe .... second assistant director
Michael E. Steele .... first assistant director (as Michael Steele)
Art Department
James H. Chow .... property master (as Jimmy H. Chow)
Jeanette D'Ambrosio-Sylbert .... assistant: Mr. Sylbert (as Jeannette D'Ambrosio)
Della Mae Johnston .... art department buyer
Ian D. Thomas .... assistant art director (as Ian Thomas)
Linda Vipond .... art dresser
David Willson .... construction coordinator
Bob Bottieri .... lead painter (uncredited)
Geoff Hilliard .... carpenter (uncredited)
Paul Mulder .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tom Bellfort .... sound effects editor
B.J. Clayden .... boom operator
Lizi Gelber .... sound effects editor (as Lizabeth Gelber)
Ralph Parker .... sound mixer
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
Jerry Ross .... sound effects editor
Leslie Shatz .... supervising sound editor
Giorgio Venturoli .... sound effects editor
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Martin Maryska .... sound editorial assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Lee Routly .... special effects man
Ralph Winiger .... special effects man
Bill Ferguson .... stuntman
Alex Green .... stuntman
Gary Hendrickson .... stuntman
Johnny Hock .... stunt double: Harry (as John Hock)
David Jacox .... stuntman
George Josef .... stuntman
Lon Katzman .... stuntman (as Lon Katzmann)
Ken Kirzinger .... stuntman
Michael Langlois .... stuntman (as Michael S. Langlois)
Brad Loree .... stuntman
J.J. Makaro .... stuntman
Paula Marie Moody .... stunt double: Natty (as Paula-Marie Moody)
Tony Morelli .... stuntman
Jeff Ramsey .... stunt coordinator
Jacob Rupp .... stuntman
Bill Stewart .... stuntman
John Wardlow .... stuntman (as Victor John Wardlow)
Robert Milicevic .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Allen .... dolly grip
John S. Bartley .... gaffer (as John Bartley)
Paul F. Birkett .... second camera operator (as Paul Birkett)
Dillard Brinson .... key grip
Bruno Engler .... still photographer
Chris Harris .... second assistant camera
Stephen Jackson .... best boy (as Steve Jackson)
Cameron MacDonald .... second camera operator (as Cam MacDonald)
John McCallum .... first assistant camera (as Sandy McCallum)
Rod Parkhurst .... camera operator
Alan Zenuk .... still photographer
Casting Department
Michelle Allen .... extras casting
Lynne Carrow .... additional casting
Michael Hirshenson .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry R. Allen .... wardrobe master (as Jerry Allen)
Harry Curtis .... costume department supervisor
Linda Lee Langdon .... wardrobe assistant (as Linda Langdon)
Editorial Department
Baylis Glascock .... assistant editor
Steven Rosenblum .... additional film editor
Michael Robison .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Doug MacLeod .... location manager
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... music editor
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrations
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Scott Irvine .... transportation coordinator
Peter Lassen .... driver captain (as Peter M. Lassen)
Other crew
Stewart Bethune .... production assistant
Terrie Maxine Frankle .... production assistant
Jeff Freedman .... unit publicist
Catherine Howard .... production coordinator (as Cathy Howard)
Joe Janssen .... assistant trainer
Elyse A. Mayberry .... secretary: Mr. Lobell
Sandra Mayo .... assistant: Mr. Lobell
Isabella Miller .... wrangler
Rose Ronne .... production assistant
Clint Rowe .... owner and trainer: JED (wolf )
Clint Rowe .... owner and trainer: JED
Joanne Ryan .... first aid
Doug Seus .... coyote wrangler (as Doug Seuss)
Linda Sheehy-Brownstein .... production coordinator (as Linda Sheehy)
Gary Vaughn .... assistant trainer
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor
Barbara Ann Schoemaker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Natty Gann" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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101 min
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (as Dolby Stereo®)

Did You Know?

Final cinema movie appearance of actor Scatman Crothers.See more »
Continuity: When Natty jumps from the water tower to the moving train, she spills water on Harry and the contents of the freight car. Both Harry and the car are dry a few seconds later, when the wolf joins them.See more »
[Gann hangs up the phone after speaking with Connie and a man's voice is heard while the camera continues to focus on Gann]
Logging Boss:What's the matter, Gann?
Sol Gann:They found my kid's wallet buried under a train in Colorado.
Logging Boss:Ah, no.
Sol Gann:[deadpan] What the hell was she doing in Colorado?
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great movie. *CRUMMY* DVD., 24 February 2003
Author: Billy Sargent (Guerauxguex) from Lincoln, Texas

I saw it in theatres when I was a kid, I bought the VHS when 1st available; I was overjoyed to the point of near misty-eyed-ness when I recieved the DVD from my wife. TjoNG is one of the reasons I fell in love with wolves & learned to overcome my American cultural ignorance of them. The movie is the reason I listened more closely to my grandparents tales of the depression; why I stopped thinking depression meant an emotional state & recognized it as an economic problem. You & your kids can *LEARN* something from this movie, you can enjoy watching it, again & again; there's a marvelous emotional hurrah! throughout the entire story, Disney at it's finest without the clubbed-over-the-head forced-spoon-fed social & morality message & commentary. The scenery is breathtaking, you kinda think I wish I could go back to then & live in that incredible world. The music is perfect, nudging & reinforcing without interrupting or annoying. This is also one of Scatman Caruthers' last roles, doing what he does best; adding a touch of autheniticty that makes our suspension of disbelief effortless. The DVD is a horiffic slap in the face to the theatrical release, the cast, crew & it's *SO* bad it makes the movie look shoddy. I won't reiterate what the other people so ably & eloquently illustrated of the flaws, I'll just say BUY THE VHS! if you can't, well, this DVD is better than nothing. Barely. The only reason there're 3 stars is because I was in the theatre on a magical night near to 2 decades ago & I *KNOW* what should have been on this disc. Let's not even mention the despair of finding no extra features.

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