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Running Free (1994)

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A twelve-year old boy befriends a wolverine.



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A twelve-year old boy befriends a wolverine.

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Great for what it is
1 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No, "Running free" ("One Paw") isn't the best movie ever made. I really liked it, however. It's a fine piece of family entertainment. Yes, some of the plot is a bit on the silly side. However, I think that on the balance, the movie works for what it is intended to be.

I think that the film work with the wolverines is great and deserves respect. Outside of it being a feel-good family movie, "Running Free" is also a small work of education on, or at least a cursory introduction to, these often under-understood creatures. This film shows that there is obviously more to the fearsome "Devil Bear" than its general reputation would suggest. Writer/Director Steve Kroschel is known for his personal love and dedication to wolverines. I suspect that a movie of this sort would only be possible through the caring work and knowledge of such a person.

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