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The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure  -  22 June 1997 (USA)
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Bronwen Booth ...
Mercedes (as Bronwên Booth)
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Hal (as Charles Powell)
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John Dunn-Hill ...
Thornton's Partner Hans
Jack Langedijk ...
Thornton's Partner Pete
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Fellow Gambler #1
Raymond Ducasse ...
Judge Miller
Eric Hoziel ...
The Kidnapper
Deano Clavet ...
The Baggage Man
Barry Blake ...
The Man in the Red Sweater
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Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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22 June 1997 (USA)  »

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Jack London's The Call of the Wild  »

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[referring to Buck, the Yukon Dog]
Narrator: And he knew that John Thornton was dead. It left a great void in him somewhat akin to hunger, but a void that ached and ached...and which food could not fill.
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Version of The Call of the Wild (1935) See more »

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True to the book, and hardly a Children's movie.
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack London's story about man and dog is very finely rendered in this cinema version. The book is usually found in the Children's section of the library, but the theme is hardly kid-stuff, and this movie version is true the book. London went to Skagway and soaked up the gold-rush fever that led thousands of desperate fortune-hunters to venture into the Arctic in 1898. The film recreates that historic setting. If you have never read the book, get it and read it before viewing this film. London wrote a lot of books set in the frozen north, but my favorite is his short "story" entitled "To Build a Fire". Start with that, if you can find it, as an introduction to this prolific and great American writer.


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