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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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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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A Simple But Pleasant to Watch Movie
18 October 2004 | by cairn6See all my reviews

"Far From Home, the Adventures of Yellowdog" is a very simple film, very much suitable to family viewing. And in this day and age, with bathroom humor and violence very common in family films, it's very nice to see a movie which can hold interest without all that.

The plot line is very simple, you can pretty much figure out the whole storyline by just reading the scene index on the DVD liner, and the acting is very basic. But where the movie truly shines is through local color and cinematography. The sweeping views of the Pacific Northwest shoreline, lush green forests, and amazing wilderness makes a viewer almost be able to breath in the fresh air. The bond between Angus and his Labrador Retriever conveys the message of loyalty and love.

While you won't get a deep storyline or a life lesson like what was conveyed in "Old Yeller"(the original boy-and-big-yellow-dog movie),you will get a pleasant 87 minute adventure away from a sea of bad reality TV, violence, and general stupidity. Worth the $10.00 you will spend on the DVD at Wal*Mart.


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