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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director:

Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Sheila Burnford (novel), Caroline Thompson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Alder Don Alder ... Molly's Father
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard ... Desk Sergeant
Kevin Chevalia ... Jamie Seaver
Anne Christianson Anne Christianson ... Research Assistant
Ted D'Arms Ted D'Arms ... Vet
Woody Eney Woody Eney ... Forest Ranger 'Mark'
Kim Greist ... Laura Burnford-Seaver
Rich Hawkins Rich Hawkins ... Forest Ranger
Robert Hays ... Bob Seaver
Nurmi Husa Nurmi Husa ... The Caterer
Jane Jones Jane Jones ... Molly's Mother
Veronica Lauren ... Hope Burnford
David MacIntyre David MacIntyre ... Foote
Kit McDonough ... Female Forest Ranger
Mary Marsh Mary Marsh ... Laura's Mom
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Storyline

Three pets (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on vacation. Unsure of what happened, the animals set out on a quest to find their family. This journey across America is very dangerous and the animals risk never seeing their masters again. The group of pets travel across forested mountains and areas of wide-open countryside, while their family searches for them in the same areas. Written by Anonymous

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In the classic tradition of Walt Disney Pictures comes a story about courage, adventure and friendship.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Incrível Jornada See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$41,833,324
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The mischievous Chance finds the wedding buffet table irresistible and soon is wearing the wedding cake ear to ear. The dog portraying Chance loves whipped cream. A lot of cream was spread on him so he would not consume too much for this scene. See more »

Goofs

In the kitchen scene when the pets are being fed, a Seal Point Siamese cat appears as Sassy. Seconds later, the correct breed - a Seal Point Himalayan - is shown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chance: My name is Chance. I know, it sounds odd, but most names do if you think about it long enough... maybe even yours. I was abandoned when I was very young. I lived on the streets scrounging for food sleeping wherever I could; that seemed like fun at first, but pretty soon, it landed me behind bars. But I don't like to talk about that; let's talk about after that... when I got my second chance... and my name. You see, this family came along, and I guess you can say they rescued me, ...
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Alternate Versions

Some additional scenes not included on the video release but aired on TV include:
  • A scene in which Kate takes the animals for a ride in the truck.
  • A scene with the kids playing Nintendo.
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Connections

Followed by Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) See more »

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WITCH DOCTOR
Written by Ross Bagdasarian
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Very well done.
26 March 2001 | by thousandislandSee all my reviews

Great voices, lots of adventure and clever dialogue make this a very good movie. The addition of "character" to the three lead animals gives the story a lot more depth and meaning, particularly the relationship between the older fellow, Shadow, and the young hellraiser, Chance. The earlier versions of this film were unable to give the animals any real personality or motive, which is done perfectly here. Sally Field is lovable in anything, but really shines in this film as the proud feline, Sassy. Great contrast between cat and dog perspectives on life, and just the right amount of spirit and warm fuzzies to make the plot and resolution excellent. There's even an uplifting score and beautiful mountain scenery. Definitely perfect for an evening alone or with the kids. Hats off to Disney.


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