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Call of the Wild -- Jack London's best known tale tells of a young man who turns his back on a comfortable yet stifling middle-class life and plunges headlong into the great Yukon gold rush.


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Writers (WGA):
Jack London (novel)
Christopher Lofton (teleplay)
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Release Date:
25 April 1993 (USA) See more »
A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Ricky Schroder ... John Thornton (as Rick Schroder)

Gordon Tootoosis ... Charlie

Duncan Fraser ... Red Fiske
Richard Newman ... Perrault

Brent Stait ... François

Mia Sara ... Jessie Gosselin

Eric McCormack ... Hal
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Mercedes
Tom Heaton ... Asa
Allan Lysell ... Charles (as Alan Lysell)
Vince Metcalfe ... Rupert

Marie Stillin ... Mary
Dayne Low ... Richard
Peter Bibby ... Casey

Bill Croft ... Stranger
Ed Mitchell ... Dispatcher
Ron Sauvé ... Toothless Sourdough (as Ron Suave)
Wilf Wedding ... Bearded Man
Gordon Wilson Harvey ... Kita
Kim Kondrashoff ... Sourdough #1

David Longworth ... Sourdough #2

Roark Critchlow ... Arthur
Andrew MacGregor ... Miner

Dan Shea ... Tall Musher
Matthew Walker ... Matthewson

Buffalo Child ... Yeehat Chief
Walter Mills ... Sourdough

Adrien Dorval ... First Handler
Wyatt Orr ... Garraty

Frank C. Turner ... Old Timer
David Wodchis ... Store Clerk

Directed by
Michael Toshiyuki Uno  (as Alan Smithee)
Alan Smithee (really Michael Uno)
Writing credits
Jack London (novel)

Christopher Lofton (teleplay)

Produced by
Robert Frederick .... line producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Alan Jacobs .... producer
Original Music by
Lee Holdridge 
Cinematography by
David Geddes 
Film Editing by
James Rick 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
John Willett 
Art Direction by
William Heslup 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Wilcox 
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Wendy Partridge 
Makeup Department
Jan Newman .... makeup artist
Brenda Turner .... hair stylist (as Brenda Gibson)
Carolyn Stewart .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Robert Frederick .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mick MacKay .... first assistant director
James Marshall .... second assistant director
Art Department
Graham Coutts .... property master
Sound Department
David C. Eichhorn .... sound editor
Mark Holden .... sound mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (uncredited)
Bob Costanza .... sound editor (uncredited)
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Gauthier .... special effects coordinator
Stan Barrett .... stunt coordinator
Guy Bews .... stunt double
Dustin Brooks .... stunt double
Shannon Douglas .... stunt double
Dave Hospes .... stunts
Michael Langlois .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dillard Brinson .... key grip
Drew Davidson .... gaffer (as Andrew Davidson)
Gil Forrester .... dolly grip
Pat Williams .... first assistant camera
Vince Laxton .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sandra Couldwell .... casting assistant: Canada
Sid Kozak .... casting: Canada
Carmen Ruiz Laza .... extras casting (as Carmen Ruiz-Laza)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenne Campbell .... assistant costume designer
Zoya Niechoda .... wardrobe (1993)
Ann Russell .... costume department supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard J. Rossi .... assistant film editor (as Rich Rossi)
Brian Janko .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Rino Pace .... location manager
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Sylvia Nablo .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Temple Anderson .... script supervisor
Debbie Coe .... animal coordinator (as Debra Coe)
Scott Harper .... Assistant Location Manager
Njeri Karago .... production executive
Jim Lauder .... head wrangler
Karl Lewis Miller .... "Buck" supplied and trained by
Teresa Ann Miller .... assistant animal trainer (as Teresa Miller)
Linda Sheehy-Brownstein .... production coordinator
Ted Smith .... boat wrangler (uncredited)
Lee Sollenberger .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Ryf Van Rij .... stand-in (uncredited)
James Potter .... with appreciation to
Richard M. Rosenbloom .... with appreciation to (as Richard Rosenbloom)
Rick Tuber .... with appreciation to

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Netherlands:93 min | USA:97 min
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Pitifully bad writing, atrocious score, and hackneyed acting, 25 October 2009
Author: jungophile from United States

When I saw the "Alan Smithee" credit for director, I knew I was in for a hard ride into the Yukon. London's classic novel is butchered mercilessly, and Rick Schroeder's voice over narration is often unintentionally hilarious. I had to wonder if the screenplay was the project of a round robin high school drama club; just absolutely turgid, predictable clichés at every turn.

The sets, which are supposed to be based on turn of the 20th century decor, are often way off, especially in one of the opening scenes at a mansion. I guess they figured conservative Christians would be watching and wouldn't notice such things (see other review from OK).

I'm only giving it two stars for the workmanlike, but sometimes nominally effective cinematography. This movie shouldn't happen to a dog.

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