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

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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
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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Partners in survival. Friends for life.

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Adventure | Family

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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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Trivia

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

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Boy meets dog, Dog and Boy get lost
2 November 2003 | by (Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

The plot is the standard fare, touched on by quite a few viewers already. Boy meets dog, Dog and Boy get lost in the wilderness, dog and boy get attacked by wolves ( but no bears surprisingly). Good acting but no real standouts, beautiful cinematography ( the film's strongest point) Direction is weak in points, but enough to keep the film flowing. Overall a decent effort. The problem is in the script. This is a young fellow who clearly has some survival skills yet manages to throw them aside at every turn. At one point he has access to a dead deer and a cabin, yet he continues on! Give me a break. Well I suppose you need to keep the suspense in order to have a movie. However some attempt does need to be made to keep things realistic. It is very frustrating to watch a film and constantly have to ask, "now why did he do that!" Well,this film is entertaining enough, but the writer is certainly no Jack London.


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