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13 March 1977 (USA) See more »
Set in swamp lands in Georgia his dog is attacked by a panther called Weakfoot. Later he is captured by a wild man living in the swamps and believed to be dead. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vic Morrow ... Tom Stone

Tom Simcox ... Pa Bascombe

Jacqueline Scott ... Aunt Louise

Noah Beery Jr. ... Doc Manners
Louise Latham ... Ma Landers

Shug Fisher ... Sherman Prather
Jeff East ... Lonny Bascombe

Cindy Eilbacher ... Shirley Landers

Gavan O'Herlihy ... Big Bob Landers

James Van Patten ... Bucky Landers (as Jimmy Van Patten)
Richard Wright ... Morton Landers
James Almanzar ... 1st Searcher
Tom Waters ... 2nd Searcher

Directed by
Vincent McEveety 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Linda Cline  based on the book by
Harry Spalding  teleplay by

Produced by
Christopher Hibler .... producer
Ron Miller .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jimmie Haskell 
Cinematography by
Leonard J. South 
Film Editing by
Gordon D. Brenner 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Frank T. Smith 
Makeup Department
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist (as Judy Alexander)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Nichols .... unit production manager (as Paul 'Tiny' Nichols)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bud Grace .... second assistant director
Paul Nichols .... first assistant director (as Paul 'Tiny' Nichols)
Sound Department
Raymond Craddock .... sound editor
Herb Taylor .... sound supervision
Bill Teague .... sound mixer
Music Department
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor

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100 min
Color (Technicolor)
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A classic 70s Disney TV movie starring Jeff East., 16 March 2006
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Set in 1914, this atmospheric adventure follows young Lonny Bascombe (Jeff East) through the eerie swamplands near his Georgia home.

Lonnie's thrilling saga begins when he and his hunting dog are attacked by Weakfoot, a vicious jungle panther. Shortly afterward Lonnie is captured by a wild man believed to have been dead for many years!

In his efforts to escape , the boy faces even greater dangers from quicksand, poisonous snakes, swamp fever... and weakfoot, who continues to stalk the boy, apparently intent on finishing him off.

Running time: 92 minutes

Year: 1977

Starring: Vic Morrow, Tom Simcox, Jacqueline Scott. Co-starring Noah Beery, Louise Latham, Shug Fisher. Also starring Jeff East as Lonny.

Executive producer : Ron Miller Directed By: Vincent Mc Eveety.

This was released on VHS tape by Rank Video in the UK and is currently unavailable on DVD.

An excellent old-school Disney movie which takes me back to when I watched it many times in the early 80's on television.

Ashley Irons

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