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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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51 minutes into the film, when the bear walks past Brian's camp at night, an inverted reflection of the campfire appears, rising up and then floating in mid air at center screen. See more »

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Rescue plane pilot: Hey, I picked up your emergency transmission. Who are you?
Brian Robeson: I'm Brian Robenson. Want something to eat?
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Followed by White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II (1993) See more »

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Great movie
27 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure why so many people thought this movie was bad, I thought it was a great movie. A great representation of the wonderful book Hatchet, which is one of my favorite books of all time. Jared Rushton does a great job as Brian Robeson, the boy trapped in the Northern Canadian Wilderness. He beautifully acts out the hardships and triumphs of the book Hatchet, and is truly touching to the heart. Shame on all the other reviewers for not just loving this true masterpiece of a movie from a great author, Gary Paulsen, who has written some of the best books I have ever read like Dogsong, Woodsong, and all the sequels to Hatchet such as The River and Brian's Winter. Once again this movie is a great representation of Hatchet, one of the best books ever written.


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