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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.

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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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21 January 1977 (Denmark)  »

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Die Abenteuer der Familie Robinson in der Wildnis  »

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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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warms the cockles of your heart
16 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is a feel-good, family movie of the television era of Little House on the Prairie. We watched a lot of crap back then and enjoyed it immensely. If you have no preconceived ideas of being thrilled and scared, and understand that this is a movie pushing why so many of us 'up and left' society and joined communes and built squat toilets escaping from the 'burbs'. My 11 year old thoroughly enjoyed it, though she too could see through it (and also see the microphone in heaps of scenes - delightful). We will now watch the second one and be just as delighted, entertained and taken back to a simpler time. Not just in the movie, but remembering the seventies in general.


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