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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)
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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boat | dog | survival | stray dog | storm | See All (33) »

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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 last film directed by Phillip Borsos. See more »

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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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Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: Persistent Romeo (2015) See more »

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A good family film and a lost gem!
18 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Personally this has many memories for me, as I was friends with the editors son when I lived in Vancouver in 1993 and was lucky enough to see it being edited. I still have a cut from the reel somewhere. It brings back many memories, both from seeing the film 1st hand and also from viewing the fantastic scenery of British Columbia which has great childhood memories.

Over all, it's a well shot film with some good long outdoor shots. The story is a little clichéd but what else can you expect from a family film! The dog does an amazingly good job as do the actors. They were only in their early teens when it was shot so I've gotta hand it to them for doing such a good job considering they were the main characters. There are some moments where they the supporting actors lack fluidity in their delivery and let's be honest, the concept isn't ground breaking.

If your looking for a good, well filmed family film look no further. One of the lost gems in film history.


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