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Call of the Wild (1992)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 25 April 1993
A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.

Director:

Michael Toshiyuki Uno (as Alan Smithee)

Writers:

Jack London (novel), Christopher Lofton (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... John Thornton (as Rick Schroder)
Gordon Tootoosis ... Charlie
Duncan Fraser ... Red Fiske
Richard Newman ... Perrault
Brent Stait ... François
Mia Sara ... Jessie Gosselin
Eric McCormack ... Hal
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Mercedes
Tom Heaton ... Asa
Allan Lysell Allan Lysell ... Charles (as Alan Lysell)
Vince Metcalfe Vince Metcalfe ... Rupert
Marie Stillin ... Mary
Dayne Low Dayne Low ... Richard
Peter Bibby Peter Bibby ... Casey
Bill Croft ... Stranger
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A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vadon hívó szava See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

RHI Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This version of Call of the Wild stars Ricky Schroder.

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Pitifully bad writing, atrocious score, and hackneyed acting
25 October 2009 | by jungophileSee all my reviews

When I saw the "Alan Smithee" credit for director, I knew I was in for a hard ride into the Yukon. London's classic novel is butchered mercilessly, and Rick Schroeder's voice over narration is often unintentionally hilarious. I had to wonder if the screenplay was the project of a round robin high school drama club; just absolutely turgid, predictable clichés at every turn.

The sets, which are supposed to be based on turn of the 20th century decor, are often way off, especially in one of the opening scenes at a mansion. I guess they figured conservative Christians would be watching and wouldn't notice such things (see other review from OK).

I'm only giving it two stars for the workmanlike, but sometimes nominally effective cinematography. This movie shouldn't happen to a dog.


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