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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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The star of this movie, Jared Rushton, co-starred with David Moscow in the movie Big (1988). David Moscow also co-starred in the sequel to this movie, White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II (1993). 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 »

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Brian Robeson: [sings to himself] Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me. I'm gonna eat some worms.
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Followed by White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf (2000) See more »

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The cover shown is for a movie with the same title, "A Cry in the Wild: The taking of Peggy Ann" which starred Megan Fallows as Peggy Ann Bradnick and David Morse as "Bicycle Pete"-William Diller Holenbaugh. Both are pictured on the cover shown. Interestingly, your page for the TV movie "A Cry in the Wild: The taking of Peggy Ann" does not have a picture on it. It is based on a real-life incident in Pennsylvania in 1963.

"A Cry in the Wild" that this pages is about is an adaptation of Gary Paulsen's "Hatchet"; the fictional account of a teenager lost in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash.


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