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Fly Away Home -- A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Bill Lishman (autobiography)
Robert Rodat (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
13 September 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A family of orphaned geese who lost their way. A 14 year old kid who will lead them home. To achieve the incredible, you have to attempt the impossible.
Plot:
A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations See more »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Daniels ... Thomas "Tom" Alden

Anna Paquin ... Amy Alden

Dana Delany ... Susan Barnes

Terry Kinney ... David Alden

Holter Graham ... Barry Stickland

Jeremy Ratchford ... Glen Seifert
Deborah Verginella ... Amy's Mother

Michael J. Reynolds ... General Hadfield
David Hemblen ... Dr. Killian
Ken James ... Developer
Nora Ballard ... Jackie
Sarena Paton ... Laura
Carmen Lishman ... Older Girl
Christi Hill ... Older Girl
Judith Orban ... Teacher
Jeff Braunstein ... Chairman

John Friesen ... Smalltown Businessman
Chris Benson ... Farmer

Kevin Jubinville ... M.P.
Philip Akin ... Air Force Reporter
Gladys O'Connor ... Farm Woman
Geoff McBride ... Clerk
Dick Callahan ... Customs Inspector

Cheryl MacInnis ... Reporter

Mark Wilson ... Reporter

J. Craig Sandy ... Reporter
Wendy L. Walsh ... TV Anchor (as Wendy Walsh)
Larry McCormick ... TV Anchor

Richard Saxton ... TV Anchor

Linden Chiles ... TV Anchor
Timm Zemanek ... Husband
Diane Douglass ... Wife
Azura Bates ... Bratty Sister
Jonathan Bates ... Bratty Brother
Michael Vollans ... Bratty Brother

Michael Copeman ... Gunshop Owner

John Nelles ... Tower Supervisor (as John E. Nelles)
Jeff Poulis ... Tower Operator (as Jeffrey W. Poulis)
Christopher Lorenz ... Tower Operator
Melissa Tanti ... Dune Woman

Directed by
Carroll Ballard 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Bill Lishman (autobiography)

Robert Rodat (screenplay) and
Vince McKewin (screenplay)

Produced by
Carol Baum .... producer
John M. Eckert .... associate producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
Stephen Price .... executive producer: Core Digital
John Veitch .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
 
Cinematography by
Caleb Deschanel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nicholas C. Smith 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Reuben Cannon 
 
Production Design by
Seamus Flannery 
 
Set Decoration by
Dan Conley 
 
Costume Design by
Marie-Sylvie Deveau 
 
Makeup Department
David R. Beecroft .... hair stylist
Donald Mowat .... makeup artist (as Donald J. Mowat)
 
Production Management
John M. Eckert .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Ball .... second assistant director
Gary Capo .... second unit director
John Houston .... first assistant director
David MacDonald .... dgc trainee (as David McDonald)
Kayla Popp .... third assistant director
Jill Campbell Samson .... second assistant director: second unit
Lewin Webb .... first assistant director: second unit (as C. Lewin Webb)
Laurie Mirsky .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Daniel R. Bradette .... property master
Sean Flannery .... set dresser
Bill Lishman .... sculptor
Christina Luescher .... additional art director
John Mackenzie .... construction coordinator
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master (as Jeffrey W. Poulis)
Norma Rose .... first assistant art director
Richard Vanheuvelen .... sculptor
David Watts .... scenic artist
Dan Wladyka .... property master: second unit
Michael Borthwick .... prop illustrator (uncredited)
Tony Parkin .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
James Phillips .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... re-recording mixer
Kim B. Christensen .... sound effects editor (as Kim Christensen)
Patrick Dodd .... supervising sound editor
Frank E. Eulner .... sound effects editor (as Frank Eulner)
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor
Douglas Ganton .... production sound mixer
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Stephen Krause .... sound recording engineer (as Steve Krause)
Ann Kroeber .... sound effects editor
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Douglas Murray .... sound effects editor (as Doug Murray)
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
David Parker .... re-recording mixer
Richard Quinn .... dialogue editor
Lisa Storer .... assistant sound editor
Reynald Trudel .... boom operator
Stephen Kearney .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Jeremy Molod .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bill Hansard .... projectionist: special effects
Martin Malivoire .... special effects coordinator
Troy Rundle .... special effects technician
Warren Keillor .... special effects and props (uncredited)
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Dean Stewart .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dennis Berardi .... digital film recording: Cine-Byte Imaging Inc.
Sara Fillmore .... production coordinator: Core Digital
Alan Kapler .... senior animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
John Mariella .... digital visual effects supervisor: Core Digital
Kyle Menzies .... goose modelling and textures: Core Digital
Shelly Morrow .... digital artist
Bob Munroe .... digital effects consultant: Core Digital
Ray McMillan .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Allan Angus .... stunt driver
Shane Cardwell .... stunt double: car crash
Michael Robertson .... stunt double: glider
Jack Sanderson .... bi-wing stunt double
Zayna Aston .... stunt double: anna paquin (uncredited)
Branko Racki .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Racki .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... chief lighting technician
Hans Bjerno .... camera operator: Wescam, second unit
Larry Blanford .... camera operator: Wescam, second unit
Russel Bowie .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Russell Bowie)
Carlo Campana .... key grip: second unit
Angelo Colavecchia .... camera operator: second unit
Yvonne Collins .... second assistant camera
Ciaran Copelin .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael Hall .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jacqueline Hampton .... second assistant camera: second unit
Mark Hryma .... camera technician: Wescam, second unit
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Malcolm Nefsky .... second grip
Derek Parkes .... best boy grip: second unit
John Platt .... first assistant camera
Ian D. Scott .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Ian Scott)
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Tracy Shaw .... dolly grip
Sam Bojin .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Gary Capo .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ivan Sutton .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Petty .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Bob Allen .... assistant film editor
Charlene Olson .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Ron Wisman Jr. .... assistant film editor
Bill Holley .... colorist (uncredited)
Kim Roseborough .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Kevin D. Ross .... assistant editor: lightworks (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Will Hoddinott .... assistant location manager
Keith Large .... location manager
Howard Rothschild .... location manager: second unit
Laurance Wiese .... location assistant
Randy Kennedy .... location scout (uncredited)
Byron A. Martin .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ken Kugler .... conductor
Ken Kugler .... orchestrator
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
Joe E. Rand .... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Eldridge .... head driver: second unit
Bill Hagan .... driver captain: second unit
Fred Ionson .... transportation captain
Bruce Raymer .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Wayne Bezner-Kerr .... goose wrangler
Maribeth Board .... craft service
Stephen Bélanger .... set production assistant: second unit (as Steve Belanger)
William H. Carrick .... wildlife consultant
Joseph Duff .... pilot double: Ms. Paquin
Kirk Goolsby .... biologist: USA
Lori Greenberg .... production coordinator
Bill Lishman .... pilot double: Mr. Daniels
Geordie Lishman .... goose wrangler
Florence MacGregor .... goose wrangler
Deborah Marks .... production secretary
Alice Mazelet .... tutor: Ms. Paquin
Blanche McDermaid .... script supervisor
Michael McKinnell .... script supervisor: second unit (as Michael J. McKinnell)
Lee Anne Muldoon .... unit publicist
John Nelles .... dialect coach
Sean Parker .... office assistant
Michael Robertson .... hang glider pilot
Jack Sanderson .... pilot double: Ms. Paquin
Elizabeth Senyi .... assistant production coordinator: second unit
Gavin Shire .... biologist: USA
William Sladen .... wildlife consultant (as Dr. William Sladen)
Dave Tommasini .... pilot: Wescam helicopter, second unit
Elizabeth Tompkins .... production accountant
Greg Wells .... goose wrangler
Kelly Whitlock .... wildlife consultant
David Woodhouse .... pilot double: Mr. Daniels
Simon Wookey .... office assistant
G. Michael Currie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steve Holt .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Joan Lucas-Turgeon .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
David Porter .... craft service (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Father Goose" - , USA (working title)
"Flying Wild" - , USA (pre-release title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for an opening accident scene and some mild language (certificate no. 34000)
Runtime:
107 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby Digital

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Release of the film was delayed after a seven year-old girl, Jessica Dubroff, was killed at the controls of a small plane that crashed amidst a much-publicized transcontinental flight attempt, along with her father and flight instructor.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Amy bashes the game warden with the popcorn bowl, Susan pulls one of the goslings from his hand. She is still holding it when Amy gathers up all the other goslings and runs into the bathroom with them.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Thomas Alden:Amy? It's your dad.
Amy Alden:Dad?
Thomas Alden:I came down from Canada. I've come to take you home.
Amy Alden:Where's Mom?
Thomas Alden:Um...
Amy Alden:Mum died, didn't she?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Big Hit (1998)See more »
Soundtrack:
10,000 MilesSee more »

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