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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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Don Alder ...
Ed Bernard ...
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Anne Christianson ...
Ted D'Arms ...
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Woody Eney ...
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Nurmi Husa ...
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David MacIntyre ...
Kit McDonough ...
Mary Marsh ...
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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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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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$41,833,324 (USA)
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Dedicated to producer Franklin R. Levy, who died during the film's production. See more »

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When Kate finishes writing the note, she places it on the table, grabs her hat and leaves the barn (or shack). The door slams shut and the blast of air knocks the note off the table and onto the floor. Just for a brief second after the note has fallen, something that resembles a foot can be seen in the upper left-hand corner. See more »

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Sassy: Oh, Chance. When will you grow up? That bear could've eaten you. Don't you realize how painful that would've been... for the bear?
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE THEME
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23 January 2002 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

It's a classic! Everybody knows that! I remember seeing the original Homeward Bound (it was called "The Incredible Journey") and it basically was the exact same story this one is, only more bland. I hated that narrator that told us the whole story. With this version, however the story is told by the animals that lived the adventure. That's what makes this story interesting and worthwhile, when you see the characters and the plot from a different point of view.

Chance, an American bulldog (Michael J. Fox), Sassy, a Himalayan cat (Sally Field), and Shadow, a golden retriever (Don Ameche) must find their way across the Californian mountains and valleys in search of the family that loves them. No journey is without its conflicts and there are some that each take a toll on the main characters.

Another perfect Disney show--it easily scored a 8 out of 10 for me. If you're considering watching the sequel, don't bother. It doesn't have the magic or personality this one does and Shadow sounds nothing like he used to (I think Don Ameche died before they made the second one).


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