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White Fang (1991)

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex
... Jack
... Skunker
... Belinda
... Beauty
... Luke
Clint Youngreen ... Tinker (as Clint B. Youngreen)
Pius Savage ... Grey Beaver
Aaron Hotch ... Little Beaver
Charles Jimmie Sr. ... Older Indian
Clifford Fossman ... Old Timer #1
Irvin Sogge ... Old Timer #2
Tom Fallon ... Prospector
Dick Mackey ... Sled Dog Prospector
Suzanne Kent ... Heather
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Jack London's immortal tale of courage and survival comes to life amid the breathtaking beauty of the great Alaskan frontier. Ethan Hawke stars as a young man trying to fulfill his father's dying wish to find gold in the treacherous Yukon valley. His incredible Journey begins when he meets a veteran gold miner who guides young Jack to his father's claim. Along the way, Jack discovers a kindred spirit who will change his life forever a magnificent wolf-dog named White Fang. From the taming of a wolf, to the taming of the wild, he must find the courage to conquer his fears and become a man in this outdoor adventure.

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A courageous young man and a magnificent wolf in an epic struggle of survival. See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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18 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Colmillo blanco  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,640,712, 21 January 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,793,160
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Trivia

Jed (White Fang) also played the dog/alien in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). See more »

Goofs

The map at the beginning of the movie shows Juneau north of Skagway. In reality, Juneau is over a hundred miles south of Skagway. See more »

Quotes

Jack Conroy: Is there any good reason why we can't just bury him here? I don't think he'll know the difference.
Alex Larson: I gave him my word.
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Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

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A kind of beauty
10 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I just read White Fang and I found it awesome. London is the writer of the Yukon and the Gold Rush. When I start watching this movie I just thought that it must have a lot of twist to be a good movie. The book was really wild: the famine, the attacks of White Fang to the dogs at the station, are not here... It will be too cruel to the movie screen and I guess impossible without hurting the animals. Instead, you will find here a kind movie, with action, with a spectacular scenarios, with this beautiful wolf/dog, with great music and with the London adventure at his best. Inspired in White Fang, the movie carry us trough the life of Jack becoming a man, and a simple and moving relationship between the man and his dog. There are scenes that were just great: the amazing dog combat, in this point both movie and book are just awesome.

Enjoy!


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