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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
22 July 1994 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Guiry ... Matthew Turner (as Thomas Guiry)

Helen Slater ... Laura Turner

Jon Tenney ... Steve Turner
Brittany Boyd ... Jennifer Turner

Frederic Forrest ... Sam Garland

Richard Farnsworth ... Len Collins

Michelle Williams ... April Porter

Joe Inscoe ... Pete Jarman

Yvonne Erickson ... Mrs. Jarman (as Yvonne Brisendine)
Clayton Barclay Jones ... Josh Garland

Charlie Hofheimer ... Jim Garland
Jody Smith Strickler ... Mildred Garland
Margaret Peery ... Mrs. Parker
David Bridgewater ... Customer
Earnest Poole Jr. ... Highway Patrolman #1
Jeffrey H. Gray ... Highway Patrolman #2
Robert B. Brittain ... Grommet Foreman
Rick Warner ... Timid Neighbor
Kelly L. Edwards ... Smoking Girl
Jordan Young ... Smoking Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Howard ... Lassie (uncredited)
Katie Massa Kennedy ... College Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Petrie 
Writing credits
Eric Knight (character of Lassie)

Matthew Jacobs (written by) and
Gary Ross (written by) and
Elizabeth Anderson (written by)

Produced by
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Dinah Minot .... co-producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... executive producer
Barnaby Thompson .... co-producer
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Kenneth MacMillan 
Film Editing by
Steve Mirkovich 
Casting by
Gretchen Rennell 
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
Art Direction by
David Crank 
Set Decoration by
Amy Wells 
Costume Design by
Ingrid Price 
Makeup Department
Harriette Landau .... makeup artist
Vicky Phillips .... hair stylist
Production Management
George Manasse .... production manager
Michael Tadross .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Campbell .... dga trainee
Fred 'Fredo' Donatelli .... second second assistant director (as Fred Donatelli)
Christine Larson .... first assistant director (as Christine L. Larson)
David Larson .... second unit director
Art Department
Chris Arias .... greensperson
Bill Ballou .... construction coordinator
Jamie Bishop .... lead man: Richmond
J.D. Kirkpatrick Brown .... carpenter
Peter C. Clarke .... property master
Sarah Costello .... carpenter
Jonathan Dunham .... set dresser
Andrew Eifert .... set dresser
Clifford D. Eubank .... set dresser (as Cliff Eubank)
Brandon Fox .... art department coordinator
Tom Gable .... carpenter
Eric Gruber .... carpenter
Michael D. Harrell .... lead man
Heather S. Jenkins .... art department coordinator (as Heather Jenkins)
Leland F. Lew .... carpenter
Thomas C. Mentzer .... shop foreman
Kris Moran .... assistant property master (as Kristine Moran)
Paul Louis Perry .... set dresser
Francesco Sciarrone .... lead scenic painter (as Fran Sciarrone)
Stephen G. Shifflette .... set dresser (as Stephen Shifflette)
Lorrie Snyder .... construction foreperson (as Lorrie P. Snyder)
Jeffrey Stern .... charge scenic painter
Jimmie Weasenforth .... carpenter
Thomas C. Mentzer .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Pamela Bentkowski .... supervising foley editor
Noah Blough .... sound editor
Stacy Brownrigg .... production sound mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Corwin .... sound editor
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Gloria D'Alessandro .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Cecelia Hall .... sound supervisor
Scott G.G. Haller .... assistant sound editor
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Dan Luna .... foley editor
Richard Marx .... adr editor
Paul O'Bryan .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey R. Payne .... foley editor (as Jeff Payne)
David M. Roberts .... boom operator (as David Roberts)
Carin Rogers .... sound editor
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... sound editor (as Jeff Sandler)
Fred Stafford .... supervising adr editor
Beth Sterner .... supervising sound editor
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator
Gary Pilkinton .... special effects technician
Kathleen Tonkin .... special effects
Robert Vazquez .... special effects forman
Michael Adams .... stunt coordinator
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Heidi Burger .... stunts
Denise Cheshire .... stunts
Zane Creager .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunts
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael B. Adams .... rigging technician
Richard Allen Anderson .... rigging gaffer
George Berrios .... first assistant camera
Kevin M. Burger .... lighting technician (as Kevin Burger)
Joe Clayton .... chief lighting technician (as Joseph D. Clayton)
Skelly Cummings .... grip
Barry Davis .... lighting technician (as Barry G. Davis)
John Kent Eanes .... grip
Sven Eklund .... first company grip
Michael Flynn .... lighting technician (as Michael I. Flynn)
Doug Foote .... second assistant camera
Dale Fowler .... lighting technician
Daniel Galiardi .... second assistant camera (as Daniel G. Galiardi)
Bob Greene .... still photographer
Jeff Hand .... first assistant camera: second unit
Charles A. Harris .... grip
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera operator
Marc Hirschfeld .... first assistant camera
Jay Kemp .... assistant chief lighting technician
Carter Kesler .... electrician (as Carter Kessler)
Carter A. Kessler .... lighting technician
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "a" camera, New York
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "b" camera
Clayton J. Liotta .... first assistant camera (as Clayton Liotta)
Greg Martin .... grip
Jeffrey A. McGall .... rigging technician
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Liz Radley .... video supervisor
Todd Ranson .... lighting technician
Al Rodgers .... second assistant camera: second unit
Russell G. Senato .... grip (as Russell Sanato)
David P. Shannon .... rigging technician
Michael J. Snair .... rigging technician
Ron Speed .... second company grip
Robert Spencer .... lighting technician
Chet Spinney .... dolly grip
Lewis Wells .... lighting technician
Animation Department
Jim Boulden .... animatronics and puppets creator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Emily Fisher .... extras casting
Gwendolyn Glenn .... casting: Richmond
Gwendolyn Glenn .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Michelle Quigley .... casting assistant
Randi Wells .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Dale Austin .... costumer
Astrid Brucker .... assistant to costume designer
Margaret Meade .... wardrobe assistant
Keriann Yohler .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... additional film editor
James Battersby .... apprentice film editor
Neil Greenberg .... assistant film editor
Bret Marnell .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Lawrence Ashmore .... orchestrator (as Larry Ashmore)
John Bell .... orchestrator
Tim Boyle .... music mixer
Tim Boyle .... music recordist
Andy Brown .... orchestra contractor
Sally Heath .... musician: solo piano
Curtis Roush .... music editor
Liz Schrek .... music production coordinator
Graham Walker .... music production supervisor
Elizabeth Wendel .... associate music supervisor
Allan Wilson .... conductor
Transportation Department
Cindi Castles .... driver (as Cindi Simmons)
Steve Imbler .... transportation captain (as Steven Imbler)
Austin Thompson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Henry Harmon Biggs .... production assistant
Sherry Bryant .... production assistant
Joe Cacciotti .... production assistant
Dawn Darfus .... production accountant
Susan C. Daum .... assistant production accountant
Alyson Feltes .... assistant: Mr. Petrie
Gwendolyn Glenn .... choreographer
Anthony Harbour .... paramedic: re-shoots
Jerome Holmes .... production assistant
Sue Jennings .... production coordinator
Dylan Kidd .... production assistant
Karen Lacy .... wrangler
John W. Lambert .... assistant wrangler
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Nita Long-Mawyer .... wrangler (as Nita R. Long)
Cindy Marcari .... assistant: Mr. Rachmil
Erin Maroney .... assistant: Ms. Minot
Waverly J. Marshall Jr. .... assistant wrangler
Tom Mawyer .... wrangler
Chris Muth .... stand-in
Keith Muth .... stand-in
Burt Poehlman .... production assistant
Rebecca Poulos .... script supervisor
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer
David M. Robel .... production assistant
Tamara Shaw .... assistant: Mr. Petrie
Liz Siegel .... production associate (as Lisbeth Siegel)
Jorge Silva .... craft service
Sharon B. Taksel .... assistant production accountant (as Sharon Taksel)
Tom Trigo .... location scout
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... assistant dog trainer: second Unit
Robert Weatherwax .... dog owner and trainer
Sam Wells .... stand-in: Jon Tenney
Karen White .... location manager
Clyde Wrenn .... production assistant
Clint Rowe .... wolf trainer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Lassie: Best Friends are forever" - USA (video title)
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Rated PG for some pre-teen mischief, mild language and suspenseful action
94 min
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Film debut of Michelle Williams.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the first scene with the coyote, where it appears in the cave, you can see a stick used by the trainer to agitate the coyote (dog) to growl.See more »
Matthew Turner:This dog stinks.See more »


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New exciting, updated version of Lassie in which helps a good family against mean neighbours, 1 December 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Acceptable film about Lassie in which suffers a car accident and is rescued by Turner family formed by Dad (Jon Tenney) , stepmom (Helen Slater) , little Jennifer (film debut of Michelle Williams and Anna Chlumsky turned down this role) and teenager Matthew (Tom Guiry) . All of them leave the town for the wilds of Virginia . In the country they are helped by a homeless collie named Lassie who becomes part of their lives . As Lassie protects Matthew from a dangerous wolf and saves him from a raging waterfall .

Entertaining and fun dog movie shot in marvelous outdoors with very well trained animals . Exciting life of a Collie named Lassie is here expanded to include the adventures of the humans who surround the dog . It packs a good cast such as Michelle Williams , Tom Guiry , Helen Slater , John Tenney , Richard Fansworth and Frederic Forrest , among others . This is an amusing tale of some children , a family and the most remarkable dog in the world . Set Virginia dealing with the fate of a wonderful Collie dog and the people who own and command them , there are splendidly revealed as Lassie narrates the circle of his life and seen through its own carefree life and unflinching loyalty . Handsome take off of the Eric Knight family novel but sometimes fails to capture qualities that make this book a classic . There were some earlier "Lassies," in literature of the 1800's, as well as in silent films . Eric Knight, a British-born author, wrote a Lassie character in a short story in 1940 , then expanded it to a novel called "Lassie Come Home," which became the first Lassie sound film . This is a new classic for a new generation, a thrilling saga of courage and loyalty . The animals in this film were in no way harmed or mistreated , and all scenes in which they appeared were under strict supervision with utmost concern for their handling . Developed quite energetically , as the story is efficiently told and through its profound and wizened eyes . One thread that connects all the Lassie projects is Lassie herself . Every one of the long string of Lassie productions has featured a collie directly descended from the original canine star, a dog named Pal . The new film was made with a young collie , whose biggest challenges were in scenes caring sheep and swimming across a river on her way home . The impressive scenery , photography and music enhance the story of ¨Lassie¨ and its adventures , sufferings and adversities . The tale is treated in good sense and high sensibility ; environment , animals , landscapes combine to enhance the glories of nature , one of which , after all , is beauty . Glowing and glamorous cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan , though being necessary a right remastering . It was filmed on location in Hinton, Sandstone Falls, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia, and Tazewell County, Virginia . Sensitive as well as emotive musical score by Basil Poledouris . He was an excellent composer and author of masterpieces , he composed : ¨Robocop¨, ¨Conan the Barbarian¨ , and ¨Conan the destroyer¨, ¨Hunt for Red October¨ , ¨Flesh and Blood¨ , ¨Free Willy¨ , ¨Starship troopers¨ , among others . The music all plays with the soul , it is so delicately composed, performed, and chosen for the movie that it is worth seeing just to enjoy the soundtrack . The motion picture was professionally directed by Donald Petrie .

Other films based on this famous novel starred by marvelous collie are the followings : the classic and original Lassie was first performed by a male collie named Pal and played Lassie in all of the early sound films such as ¨Lassie comes home¨ (1943) with Elizabeth Taylor , Roddy McDowall , Donald Crisp , Dame May Witty and Edmund Gwenn ; ¨Sons of Lassie¨ (1945) with Peter Lawford , Donald Crisp , June Lockhart and Nigel Bruce ; ¨Courage of Lassie¨ (1946) with Elizabeth Taylor , Frank Morgan , Tom Drake and Harry Davenport ; ¨Challenge to Lassie¨ with Edmund Gwenn , Donald Crisp , Geraldine Brooks and Reginald Owen . And subsequent follow-up played by Pal's descendants in the TV series and TV appearances and in most Lassie films since ¨Lassie's great adventure¨ (1963) with June Lockhart , Hugh Reilly , Jon Provost , Richard Kiel . And ¨Lassie¨(2005) by Charles Sturridge with John Lynch , Samantha Morton , Peter Dinklage , Peter O'Toole , Kelly Mcdonald , Robert Hardy , Edward Fox and John Standing .

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