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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)  »

Also Known As:

Alasca  »

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$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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(at around 1h 08 mins) When the children are in the patched canoe, right after the bear floats on the drift log, you can see power lines stretching across the river in the far background behind the children, yet they are supposed to be in the remote wilderness. See more »

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Perry: Mr. Koontz, I don't think you understand me. Let me clear: I'm accustomed to getting what I want. I want that bear!
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remake?
12 April 2004 | by (oslo,norway) – See all my reviews

This film brings back memories from the first movie i watched, "Tundra" from 1936. It had the same elements: A post pilot crashing on the tundra, getting lost, finds a pal, a small bear who had lost track of its parents. It was a very touching story, and exiting. But thanks to Hollywood - it all worked out well in a happy ending!

When I now watch "ALASKA,it seems to be based on the same "TUNDRA".

I have not seen any referance to it in the credits, but hoped that someone out there who also have seen "TUNDRA" could help to solve my "mystery".


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