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A Cry in the Wild (1990)

13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Griffiths

Writers:

Gary Paulsen (screenplay), Catherine Cyran (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jared Rushton ... Brian
Pamela Sue Martin ... Mom
Stephen Meadows ... Dad
Ned Beatty ... Pilot
Terence H. Winkless ... Boyfriend
Louise Baker Louise Baker ... Woman at picnic
Deke Anderson ... Store Clerk
John Jakes John Jakes ... Rescue plane pilot
Lois Mallory Lois Mallory ... Grandma
Ollie Mann Ollie Mann ... Grandpa
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Storyline

13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hatchet See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,494,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,494,969
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The star of this movie, Jared Rushton, co-starred with David Moscow in the movie Big (1988). David Moscow also co-starred in the sequel to this movie, White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II (1993). See more »

Goofs

When Brian first flees from the mosquitoes and takes refuge under a log, the shadow of a boom microphone can be seen sweeping across the lower right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Rescue plane pilot: Hey, I picked up your emergency transmission. Who are you?
Brian Robeson: I'm Brian Robenson. Want something to eat?
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Connections

References The Worm Eaters (1977) See more »

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Had hopes, but got little.
18 June 2004 | by gnj1958See all my reviews

I sat through this entire film despite the fact that I thought it was really bad from start to finish. I was wondering how many more clichés they could cram into this turkey.

The flashbacks were bad, the acting was bad, the set pieces were thrown together badly. We had no idea if anybody was even looking for this kid once he crashed. As soon as the plane crashed I kept saying I hope he's gonna go back and get the survival stuff from the plane, but it's not until the end of the movie when for some unknown reason the plane floats to the surface of the lake, that he finally gets the kit (?)

as for the "fight" with the bear...pulease!!!

I guess the movie is aimed at young ones and that's about the only group that will see anything good in this film.


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