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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 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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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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Gross USA:

$41,833,324
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film is a remake of the 1963 version The Incredible Journey (1963) and based on Sheila Burnford's novel of the same name, the main characters' names and breeds have been changed. In the film, Chance is a young, exuberant American Bulldog, while in the novel, his name is Luath and he is a Labrador Retriever. In the film, Shadow is a wise, old Golden Retriever, while in the novel, his name is Bodger, and he is a Bull Terrier. The film has a female Himalayan cat named Sassy, while the novel has a male Siamese cat named Tao. See more »

Goofs

When the animals are escaping the farm by jumping fence, Chance knocks over a garbage can. The next scene, the can is upright and Chance uses it to help the escape. See more »

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[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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There is a scene in the TV version of Peter washing off Chance after he eats the cake and before he vomits. See more »

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For the whole family
29 December 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Two dogs named Chance (voice by Michael J. Fox) and Shadow (voice by Don Ameche) and a cat named Sassy (voice by Sally Field) are left behind when the family that owns them goes on vacation. They are not sure what happened and therefore they have to find the family. An incredible journey is what is next.

This is a movie for all ages but especially kids will love this. The animals, the beautiful nature, some nice and funny moments, a good heart and a happy ending, everything what a movie for the whole family needs. Of course the story is simple and some events are quite impossible, but with movies like this you are not suppose to ask too many questions and you must not be too critical.


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