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A Cry in the Wild (1990)

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13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry ... See full summary »

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13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Based on the book "Hatchet" written by Gary Paulsen. See more »

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When Brian first flees from the mosquitoes and takes refuge under a log, the shadow of a boom microphone can be seen sweeping across the lower right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Brian Robeson: [sings to himself] Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me. I'm gonna eat some worms.
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A boy's survival in the frozen wilderness
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the adaptation of Gary Paulsen's "Hatchet". It is a good representation of the movie, and very hard to find. It is good to have in school libraries, as "Hatchet" and other Paulsen books are so popular. While the cover may be misleading to those who want an "action" movie, the film is faithful to the book, which is on a middle-school, junior-high reading level. The acting is good. The outdoor scenes are great. The landscapes and weather conditions that contribute to the book's success are easily the best part of the movie. Brian, a child of a broken home, is sent to visit the father, but is involved in a plane crash when the pilot has a heart attack. Brian is stranded in the frozen wilderness for 52 days.


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