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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 »

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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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To Eric, she was his only friend. To all others, she was a hunted prize. 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:

Az arany fóka See more »

Filming Locations:

Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$427,804, 21 August 1983, Limited Release

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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Too Serious To Be A Family Film
6 January 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

I see Mindy has given an in depth synopsis of THE GOLDEN SEAL which revolves around a young kid called Eric trying to save a mythical golden seal from greedy hunters . I won't reiterate the plot except to point out how uncomfortable the serious tone of the movie made me feel and there's scenes that shouldn't have been included in something that's marketed as a family movie like Eric being assualted by his father

Talking of which Eric's father is played by Steve Railsback an actor who received great acclaim by playing Charles Manson in HELTER SKELTER . Railsback always gives an intense performance and I'm sure you'll remember him as the eponymous Duane Barry in one of the all time great episodes of THE X FILES . Unfortunately he always gives an intense performance whether the role calls for it or not which makes his performance in LIFEFORCE somewhat laughable and he's rather laughable due to his OTT acting in THE GOLDEN SEAL

For a family film it doesn't get my seal of approval


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