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The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)

A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything.

Director:

Stewart Raffill

Writers:

Arthur R. Dubs (story), Stewart Raffill (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Logan ... Skip (as Robert F. Logan)
Susan Damante ... Pat (as Susan Damante Shaw)
Hollye Holmes ... Jenny
Ham Larsen ... Toby
George 'Buck' Flower ... Boomer
William Cornford William Cornford ... Pilot
John F. Goff John F. Goff ... Doctor #1
Herbert F. Nelson Herbert F. Nelson ... Doctor #2
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Storyline

City dweller Skip leaves his urban life behind indefinitely to seek fresh air for his daughter's health. His wife begrudgingly sacrifices domestic comforts, while their darling boy Toby, their daughter Jenny, and their dog Crust have the time of their lives roaming in the wild. Meeting wildlife however has its pros and cons, especially as not all bears are nearly as tame as a local glutton and a pair of cubs in need of adoption. They soon learn to love every moment with family- including old man Boomer and animal friends. Written by baslol

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Based on a true story of a modern pioneer family who turned their backs on civilization...never to return.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1977 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Abenteuer der Familie Robinson in der Wildnis See more »

Filming Locations:

Kamas, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$31,223,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the beginning of the film, the family pass by the same car dealership and gas station twice. See more »

Connections

Followed by Adventures of the Wilderness Family 3 (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Wilderness Family
Music by Gene Kauer and Douglas M. Lackey (as Douglas Lackey)
Lyrics by Dennis Bachmann
Sung by Lee Dresser
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Oh does this bring back memories!
21 April 2004 | by triple8See all my reviews

So many bad reviews! Why? I loved this as a kid-OK so maybe now it's not my favorite but being that this movie stayed with me as a kid and helped fuel my interest in movies I'd say there was plenty of good to this.

What I liked best about it was the adventure. In these times, a movie like this would never be made at all, or at least not without computer generated monsters chasing the family and lots of car chases. The best thing about this movie is it's earthiness and tranquility. The feeling of being in the middle of nowhere-I can appreciate all types of environments but there is something so beautiful about being in the country when it's perfectly still with just yourself and the environment. In this movie that feeling is created beautifully, it touches the nature and quiet, country feeling. The scenery and country feeling created is beautiful.

It is also not boring at all as this family struggles to make it out in the middle of nowhere.Lots of wildlife and lots of Action packed adventure.Lots of adversities to overcome. And as mentioned, the cinematography is great-you'll feel like your out there in the wilderness too!

I'm not saying this is the best movie in the world-but for those who can appreciate a story revolving around a family and their struggles out in the wilderness it's great. I was enamored as a kid. I wanted to be out there with them! I think this is a good movie and would give it at least an 8. Of coarse it wont appeal to everyone but shouldn't be forgotten either.


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