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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  12 February 1993 (USA)
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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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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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A Incrível Jornada  »

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$41,833,324 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The original The Incredible Journey (1963) did not feature the animals having voices but instead relied on narration. 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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Spoofs Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »


Written by Ross Bagdasarian
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Best movie for the whole family!
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie for all ages. Its the story about three animals how have to find their way home. There is a bit of a twist at the end and mainly throughout the whole movie. You never know what is going to happen next. This movie makes you cry and makes you laugh. You just don't know what going to happen next. The trek home is all beautiful with all the wonderful wildlife scenes. They producers also spent a lot of money for this movie and it shows too. The animals in this movie were well trained and are great actors/actress themselves. Everything about this movie is great! 10 out of 10 the whole way! Rent or buy it today I can guarantee you will love it the whole family will!

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