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

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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Katherine McCormick
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John McCormick
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Angus McCormick
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John Gale
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Silas McCormick
Dakotah ...
Yellow Dog
Josh Wannamaker ...
David Finlay
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Sara
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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)
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Dean Lockwood ...
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Sartech (as Cpl. John LeClair)
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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 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.

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Rated PG for perilous adventure | See all certifications »
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13 January 1995 (USA)  »

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$11,642,946 (USA)
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The helicopter that performs the Search and Rescue Mission is CH-113 "Labrador" of 442 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force based at Comox BC. Two variations on the Yellow Lab Rescue theme presented. See more »

Goofs

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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Wonderful Family Movie
22 August 2005 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a locally made movie, so my expectations were low. It was a gripping tale. First, the characters were all thoroughly likable, none of the Hollywood cliché petty cruelties and insults. The landscapes are spectacular and menacing. The imaginative use of mixed sound and music gives a heightened sense of reality. Even though I saw it on a relatively small screen, it has much of the emotional impact of IMAX. Of course yellow dog steals the show since she is so sincere. This is not a cute film, but a rather scary tale of getting lost, survival and rescue.

Only in retrospect did I wonder how the climatic scene was done. I still wonder if everyone, including yellow dog risked their necks to shoot it. The natural world dangers in the film were similar to dangers I have lived myself, so they seemed ever so much more frightening than guns and bombs. It would be a bit too frightening for small children.

Even though I knew I was being strongly manipulated by the inevitable happy ending, I could not help myself from bursting into tears.


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