White Fang (I) (1991)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  18 January 1991 (USA)
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Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Youngreen ...
Tinker (as Clint B. Youngreen)
Pius Savage ...
Aaron Hotch ...
Little Beaver
Charles Jimmie Sr. ...
Older Indian
Clifford Fossman ...
Irvin Sogge ...
Tom Fallon ...
Dick Mackey ...


Jack Conroy is a young gold hunter, who seeks for gold in the enormous and the snowy deserts of Alaska. He save one day, a mixed dogwolf from the hands of a cruel man, and a brave friendship develops between the two. The dogwolf, who named "the white fang" for it's sharp and white tooth, was left alone after his mother was killed by a hunter. After a while, the white fang was taken from jack, by a man who put him in an illegal dog fighting pen, to fight other dogs. White Fang becomes a professional, experienced and a cruel killer. But unexpectedly, jack meets him again after a long term, and they return to be friends. When a group of criminals wants to steal Jack's gold, White Fang is the only one who can help him to fight them off. Written by rsilberman

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gold | friendship | dog | yukon | alaska | See All (48) »


A courageous young man and a magnificent wolf in an epic struggle of survival. See more »


Adventure | Drama


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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Colmillo blanco  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)


$34,793,160 (USA)

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Basil Poledouris was hired to write the film's original score, having worked with director Kleiser on The Blue Lagoon (1980). His score was rejected in mid-production in favor of one from Hans Zimmer. Unusually, both scores were fully recorded, one in London and the other in California, and pieces written by both Poledouris and Zimmer appear in the finished film. See more »


The map at the beginning of the movie shows Juneau north of Skagway. In reality, Juneau is over a hundred miles south of Skagway. See more »


Jack Conroy: What's his name?
Grey Beaver: Mia Tuk.
Jack Conroy: What's that mean?
Grey Beaver: White Fang.
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New version of the classic novel with a young Ethan Hawke and dealing with the mythic dog
27 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The film deals about a very young man (Ethan Hawke) going to Klondike , Alaska territory , where there's a mine which inherited from his deceased father . There he meets prospectors (Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel) and they go on looking for gold . The protagonist befriends a mixed dog-wolf called ¨White Fang¨ for its white and sharp tooth when he is saved during the attack of a bear . After that , he rescues to White Fang from hands a villainous (James Remar) who utilized it for illegal dogs fighting .

The picture is based on autobiographic life of Jack London , as in his real life was a gold seeker or prospector . Furthermore , there remains the essential elements as the young-dog friendship , the gold rush , spectacular outdoors and snowy locations and several moving scenes . Authentic film stars are the animals , there appear the followings : dogs, wolves , bear and specially ¨White Fang¨ incarnated by a magnificent animal , middle wolf and dog . As says the warning in the beginning of the movie , the animals aren't mistreated but they're well cared by an exceptional trainers group . The best part of film are the spectacular snowy outdoors , the marvelous landscapes are stunningly photographed by Tom Pierce Roberts . The film is wonderfully set in Klondike -Yukon territory- on the end XIX century and was filmed in sensational scenarios and gorgeous landscapes . The movie is a feast for the eyes and ears that captures the adventure feeling as few others have ever done . Ethan Hawke as a young adventurer is nice , he's a newcomer and would have much success later on , converting himself in a world star . Evocative and atmospheric musical score by Basil Poledouris (author of Conan soundtrack) .

The film was one of the various adaptations about Jack London novel , though differs partially from the book (other pictures were directed by David Butler , Lucio Fulci and Italian exploitation) . The movie got an official sequel : ¨White Fang II, myth of the white wolf¨ , though differs significantly from the book , being directed by Ken Olin , starred Scott Bairstow , Alfred Molina and Geoffrey Lewis . The motion picture was rightly directed by Randal Kleiser (Grease) . The flick will appeal to animals enthusiast and adventure cinema fans. Rating : Good and entertaining , it maintains the charm and magic of the classic novel but still makes for decent kiddies amusement .

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