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The Golden Seal (1983)

PG | | Drama | 19 August 1983 (USA)
A lonely 10-year-old boy living with his parents in a remote coastal part of Alaksa, spontaneously finds a legendary golden seal and her newborn pup. But the greed for her valuable pelt ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Zuniga

Writers:

Donald G. Payne (novel) (as James Vance Marshall), John Groves
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Railsback ... Jim Lee
Michael Beck ... Crawford
Penelope Milford ... Tania Lee
Torquil Campbell Torquil Campbell ... Eric Lee
Seth Sakai Seth Sakai ... Semeyon
Richard Narita ... Alexei
Sandra Seacat ... Gladys
Peter Anderson Peter Anderson ... Tom
Terence Kelly ... Mongo
Tom Heaton ... Man with Stutter
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A lonely 10-year-old boy living with his parents in a remote coastal part of Alaksa, spontaneously finds a legendary golden seal and her newborn pup. But the greed for her valuable pelt sets off the hunters, including his own father, the local natives, and an ambitious poacher in pursuit the seal. The golden seal and her cub are hunted for a huge bounty on her head and the mythological legend. Written by matt-282

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Taglines:

An Extraordinary Friendship. An Unforgettable Adventure. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La foca dorada See more »

Filming Locations:

Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$427,804, 21 August 1983

Gross USA:

$6,666,725
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The golden "seal" is actually a sea lion, differentiated by its ear flaps and ability to "walk" on land. See more »

Soundtracks

LETTING GO
Performed by Glen Campbell
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
(c) 1983 The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Golden Seal Music
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Unusual Mix of intense drama, adventure and cute animal movie
3 February 2007 | by shark-43See all my reviews

This film is gorgeous to look at because of the on location cinematography at the Aleutian islands. I found it interesting to read the other comments and obviously this film strikes a chord with people and it makes many feel "off" or uncomfortable. But that is what I liked about it - it is very real and has real situations between adults and adults and kids. Yes, Stve Railsback has been cursed since he nailed playing Manson in Helter Skelter - an amazing performance and he was beyond convincing. Which is why he freaked people out. Hes' been good in other films, most notably The Stunt Man - a funny dark film with Peter O'Toole as crazed film director. But the way the film deals with nature, tradition but most of all ISOLATION is very smart and I feel you can enjoy this with your kids if they are age appropriate - 8 and up. My 8 and 11 year old liked it very much and we talked about it afterwards and how the boy felt so strongly about doing what was right that he would stand up to his Father like that. The film also has a very good message about money and how it isn't everything. The mom makes that clear that what she truly, dearly needs is her family. That is what is important. Plus there is a beautiful seal and she has a baby and the baby is adorable - but sandwiching all the cute animal footage is a serious drama and I can see how a few would find it strange bedfellows. But overall, well made, well acted - the lead kid is at times hokey and hammy but other times, really nails the difficult scenes.


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