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Alaska (1996)

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Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency ... See full summary »

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Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren't doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear which they have saved from a ferocious poacher. Conflict ensues. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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A missing father. A desperate search. An unforgettable adventure.

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Rated PG for some mild language and adventure/peril | See all certifications »

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14 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Alasca  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,801,250 (USA) (16 August 1996)

Gross:

$11,567,023 (USA) (15 November 1996)
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The bear cub was found by Heston in a Swedish zoo and was called Agee. It was born in January 1995 and had to be trained. The bear worked well with the two co-stars. See more »

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At the end of Sean and Jesse's Rapid run in their canoe, Sean says "We did it" but his lips don't move. See more »

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Charlie: Nice landing, Jake, that's a stiff cross wind.
Jake Barnes: Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
Charlie: I bet you didn't say that when you were flying 747s for a living...
Jake Barnes: Yeah, I could say anything I wanted, as long as I didn't spill any drinks in first class.
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A Worthy Effort
7 October 2000 | by (Lake Butler, Florida) – See all my reviews

A family movie that is worth your time. The scenery alone is worth viewing. The shear beauty of the mountains and Lakes is deftly filmed. Also interesting to see Charlton Heston in one of his few heavy roles during a long career. The cast did a very creditable job on this movie. I rated this movie 7.


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