Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  13 January 1995 (USA)
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Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine McCormick
John McCormick
Angus McCormick
John Gale
Silas McCormick
Dakotah ...
Yellow Dog
Josh Wannamaker ...
David Finlay
Margot Finley ...
Ron Willick (as Matt Bennett)
St. Clair McColl ...
St. Clair McColl
Jennifer Weissenborn ...
Labrador Helicopter Pilot (as Capt. Jennifer Weissenborn)
Gordon Neave ...
Flight Engineer (as MCpl. Gordon Neave)
Karen Kruper ...
Dean Lockwood ...
John LeClair ...
Sartech (as Cpl. John LeClair)


Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's parents relentlessly badger rescue teams. Angus, schooled by his father in wilderness survival skills, and assisted by the intelligent Yellow Dog, tries to attract rescuers. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Partners in survival. Friends for life.


Adventure | Family

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Rated PG for perilous adventure | See all certifications »




Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA)  »

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Yellow Dog  »

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$11,642,946 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The last film directed by Phillip Borsos. See more »


While the rescue from the log is in progress the pilot keeps referring to 50 to 70 knot winds making it unsafe to stay and save the dog. It is obvious that the trees and bushes are not moving, indicating there is virtually no wind at all, even high up above the hilltops. See more »


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Great film
28 April 2000 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

There is something quite special about the quietness and subtlety of this beautiful film. I don't think reviewers "got" this film. The setting is spectacular -- British Columbia. My only criticism is that the music is a bit overblown. Quite nice actually by itself, but a little over the top of the story. Nothing however can detract from the vision of the director and the wonderful acting. This film conveyed aspects of my life with childhood friends and family (and the extended family provided by Nature). It seems to say that just beneath the surface of some ordinary lifeforms, there is strength and depth. Yes! That is worth saying. I would love to have seen the film on the big screen. Jesse Bradford is great! I don't think I've seen this kid do one false thing in front of a camera. He plays or embodies youthful promise and that in-between adolescence and adulthood stage like no other actor I've seen. The same expressiveness is in "King of the Hill" -- astonishing really. Oh yeah, and the dog is great too!

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