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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.


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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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Gross USA:

$31,223,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The legs of a crew member wearing jeans is visible at the top of the screen as the bear is shaking the dirt and roots of the riverbank trying to get to the girl. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Peter Boyle/Al Jarreau (1976) See more »

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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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Wilderness Family movies
26 July 2005 | by DIBBIE67See all my reviews

First off, I am very fond of these movies. They remind me of my childhood and how much I love the outdoors. These movies aren't stellar, Oscar types, but, hey, they work when you want young children to see different animals and people who want a better quality of life. Although the action scenes may startle young ones ( they probably WON'T with all the stuff they see in the "movies" today). And, yes, the movies DON'T show all the important stuff (like how they knew how to build a cabin, etc) but it's a MOVIE, not REAL LIFE. If you want REALITY, I would strongly suggest you watch PBS's "Frontier House". That was GREAT and it CHALLENGED 3 families to live an 1883 lifestyle. No easy way out here, folks! These people were REALLY doing it. Otherwise, I will ALWAYS cherish these movies and when I have children of my own, share them with them.


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