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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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$1,494,969 (USA)
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Based on the book "Hatchet" written by Gary Paulsen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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: A Cry in the Wild II (1993) See more »

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Survival in the wild and the heart.
5 May 1999 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Jared Rushton gives a near solo performance as a boy stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness, dealing with wild animals, struggling to survive, all the while hurting from the knowledge that his parents' marriage is breaking up. He must learn to be strong both physically and emotionally. He makes many common mistakes but learns quickly to take care of himself in the hills and forests surrounding a pristine lake. This is a quiet 'action/adventure' suitable for family viewing with the possible exception of one fight scene with a bear.


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