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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)

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Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »

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Phillip Borsos

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Phillip Borsos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimi Rogers ... Katherine McCormick
Bruce Davison ... John McCormick
Jesse Bradford ... Angus McCormick
Tom Bower ... John Gale
Joel Palmer ... Silas McCormick
Dakotah Dakotah ... Yellow Dog
Josh Wannamaker Josh Wannamaker ... David Finlay
Margot Finley ... Sara
Matthew Bennett ... Ron Willick (as Matt Bennett)
St. Clair McColl St. Clair McColl ... St. Clair McColl
Jennifer Weissenborn Jennifer Weissenborn ... Labrador Helicopter Pilot (as Capt. Jennifer Weissenborn)
Gordon Neave Gordon Neave ... Flight Engineer (as MCpl. Gordon Neave)
Karen Kruper ... Nurse
Dean Lockwood Dean Lockwood ... Sartech
John LeClair ... Sartech (as Cpl. John LeClair)
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Storyline

Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's parents relentlessly badger rescue teams. Angus, schooled by his father in wilderness survival skills, and assisted by the intelligent Yellow Dog, tries to attract rescuers. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Partners in survival. Friends for life.

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for perilous adventure | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellow Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,642,946
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The helicopter that performs the Search and Rescue Mission is CH-113 "Labrador" of 442 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force based at Comox BC. Two variations on the Yellow Lab Rescue theme presented. See more »

Goofs

When Angus is driving his father's truck and crashes it into the stack of logs, it results in a partial spill of the logs on the right side of the truck. When they get out of the truck to examine the damage, the entire stack of logs has been knocked over. See more »

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Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: Persistent Romeo (2015) See more »

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A good, clean family film...
13 February 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Far from Home - The Adventures of Yellow Dog

Despite a rather ridiculous title ("The Adventures of Yellow Dog"?), this winning tale of a 14-year-old boy's bond with a yellow lab will warm your heart. Okay, I'm lying--but it will entertain the kiddies. It's a children's version of "Cast Away" after Jesse Bradford is stranded in a Canadian wilderness with his pet dog, left with only a few items for survival. Really, it's not as bad as it sounds.

1995, PG (violence).

*** / *****


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