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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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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
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David Finlay
Margot Finley ...
Sara
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Ron Willick (as Matt Bennett)
St. Clair McColl ...
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Jennifer Weissenborn ...
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Gordon Neave ...
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Karen Kruper ...
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Dean Lockwood ...
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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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The last film directed by Phillip Borsos. See more »

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When Angus is driving his father's truck and crashes it into the stack of logs, it results in a partial spill of the logs on the right side of the truck. When they get out of the truck to examine the damage, the entire stack of logs has been knocked over. See more »

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A boy's best friend: his dog!
26 July 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

We stumbled into "Far from Home" by chance. It proved to be a solid entertaining way to spend almost an hour and a half in good company. Phillip Borsos, the director, has to be congratulated for capturing this adventure that shows a boy surviving some of the worst conditions when he is shipwrecked. We would recommend this film to families with children because it shows how a boy forms a bond with his beloved dog under the worst possible circumstances.

The beauty of British Columbia and its rugged scenery serve as the background to this story. A close knit family living in a rural area and loving the outdoors are at the center. When Yellow, the dog that appears at the McCormicks, Katherine and John, the parents, appear reluctant in keeping it. Angus, the teen ager son, sees more than his parents and accepts the challenge, and responsibility in keeping Yellow in check.

When Angus and his father take to the water in John's medium sized vessel, they bring Yellow as well. They encounter rough seas and the ship capsizes. John hangs to the boat, but Angus is separated from his dad. What follows is a parents' worst nightmare. Every effort is made to look for the boy. It takes many days to locate Angus and when he is going to be rescued by a helicopter from the top of a tree that serves as a bridge, Yellow, his beloved dog, loses his balance and falls into a river below. Angus is saddened by the lost of Yellow, but deep inside, he never loses faith. We watch him whistling for the dog, who has responded to the signal before. Throughout the ordeal Angus never loses hope of being reunited with Yellow.

Jesse Bradford, makes a great impression as the resourceful Angus. Bruce Davison and Mimi Rogers are seen as the parents. Ultimately, the trainers of Dakotah, the Yellow dog in the picture, must be congratulated for their skill in making this amazing dog perform some excellent work and its inter action with Jesse Bradford.

A film for all ages, but mostly for young children thanks to Phillip Borsos.


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