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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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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 putted 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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Adventure | Drama

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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$34,793,160 (USA)
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Jed (White Fang) also played the dog/alien in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). See more »

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When Jack is trapped in the gold mine, Alex's lamp is not lit as he runs to help. However in the next shot it is. See more »

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[They have just finished burying Dutch]
Alex Larson: Let's move out.
Jack Conroy: Aren't you going to say anything?
Alex Larson: [pause] You know what?
Jack Conroy: What?
Alex Larson: I never really liked the bastard.
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Gets a Blue Ribbon.
7 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good family-oriented movie from the Walt Disney Studios proves that sometimes less is more. The story is about a Yukon gold hunter's (Ethan Hawke) friendship with the titled Alaskan husky. Jack London's wonderful novel is methodical both in the book and on the silver screen (this is a major plus). Every frame here is a joy as wonderful editing and cinematography enhance a deceptively smart screenplay and noble direction. Hawke, one of the more under-rated actors of his generation, proves he can handle a major production and take the reigns as the primary focus. Supporting actor Klaus Maria Brandauer shines throughout. One of the finer family films produced in the 1990s. 4 stars out of 5.


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