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Spirit of the Wind (1979)

True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as a young Athabaskan trapper living in the bush in Alaska and then in a TB sanitarium in ... See full summary »

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Ralph Liddle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pius Savage Pius Savage ... George Attla
George Clutesi George Clutesi ... George's Father
Slim Pickens ... Obie
Chief Dan George ... Moses
Rose Attla Ambrose Rose Attla Ambrose ... Mother
William Ambrose William Ambrose ... Young George
Rudy Wiehl Rudy Wiehl ... Young Steven
Eileen Newman Eileen Newman ... Young Marie
Louis Ambrose Louis Ambrose ... Young Robert
Phyllis Attla Phyllis Attla ... Marie
Curtis Erhart Curtis Erhart ... Robert
Ace Rollins Ace Rollins ... Man in truck
Charlie Peters Charlie Peters ... Sammy Sam, the fiddler
Lee Salisbury Lee Salisbury ... Doctor
Melinda Matsen Melinda Matsen ... Nurse
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True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as a young Athabaskan trapper living in the bush in Alaska and then in a TB sanitarium in town. He comes home with a fused knee too much cross cultural conflict, and goes on to find his way as a dog sled driver. Written by John Malcolm

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Certificate:

PG

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A good film
16 August 2008 | by david2112See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in 25 years since it was on cable TV.

Good acting and a good soundtrack and a compelling story of a polio stricken Athabascan boy and later man finding his calling as an Sled Dog racer.

I love the scene where he falls off the sled and his lead sled dog pulls the team around and comes back to him. Now thats good training and loyalty. That scene almost made me cry as a kid.

A good movie about going beyond a disability (polio i think), the Athabascan culture and the Iditarod dog sled race.

I liked it a lot and wouldn't mind seeing it on DVD.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attla See more »

Filming Locations:

Minnesota, USA

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,367
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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