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 »


Phillip Borsos


Phillip Borsos
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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)


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.


Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for perilous adventure | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The last film directed by Phillip Borsos. See more »


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 »


Katherine McCormick: Bet you don't even know how to sit.
[dog sits]
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Featured in Garfield (2004) See more »

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Boy meets dog, Dog and Boy get lost
2 November 2003 | by buchserSee all my reviews

The plot is the standard fare, touched on by quite a few viewers already. Boy meets dog, Dog and Boy get lost in the wilderness, dog and boy get attacked by wolves ( but no bears surprisingly). Good acting but no real standouts, beautiful cinematography ( the film's strongest point) Direction is weak in points, but enough to keep the film flowing. Overall a decent effort. The problem is in the script. This is a young fellow who clearly has some survival skills yet manages to throw them aside at every turn. At one point he has access to a dead deer and a cabin, yet he continues on! Give me a break. Well I suppose you need to keep the suspense in order to have a movie. However some attempt does need to be made to keep things realistic. It is very frustrating to watch a film and constantly have to ask, "now why did he do that!" Well,this film is entertaining enough, but the writer is certainly no Jack London.

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Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellow Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,231,917, 16 January 1995

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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