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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.



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Three pets (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on vacation. Unsure of what happened, the animals set out on a quest to find their family. This journey across America is very dangerous and the animals risk never seeing their masters again. The group of pets travel across forested mountains and areas of wide-open countryside, while their family searches for them in the same areas. Written by Anonymous

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In the classic tradition of Walt Disney Pictures comes a story about courage, adventure and friendship.


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Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Incrível Jornada  »

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$41,833,324 (USA)

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This was one of Don Ameche's final movies before his death the year of the film's release. He voiced Shadow. See more »


On the first night that the animals sleep in the forest, there are several shots of the moon at different phases on the same night. See more »


[Chance is chewing apart an old shirt]
Sassy: Chance, stop! The blouse is dead!
Chance: That's right! And I have to shred it into teeny, tiny little pieces and I...
  • I swallowed a button.

Sassy: Oh, what a shame... Too bad it wasn't a zipper!
Chance: Hey, you better beat it powder puff before I turn you into dog meat!
Sassy: Oh, is that any way to speak to a petite dewdrop... you big flat-faced butt-sniffer?
[Chance barks and chases Sassy]
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Referenced in Movie Nights: Adventures of Bailey, Christmas Hero (2012) See more »


Written by Lalo Schifrin
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For the whole family
29 December 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Two dogs named Chance (voice by Michael J. Fox) and Shadow (voice by Don Ameche) and a cat named Sassy (voice by Sally Field) are left behind when the family that owns them goes on vacation. They are not sure what happened and therefore they have to find the family. An incredible journey is what is next.

This is a movie for all ages but especially kids will love this. The animals, the beautiful nature, some nice and funny moments, a good heart and a happy ending, everything what a movie for the whole family needs. Of course the story is simple and some events are quite impossible, but with movies like this you are not suppose to ask too many questions and you must not be too critical.

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