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Alaska (1996)

While searching for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska, two siblings come across a baby polar bear on the run from a pair of poachers.

Director:

Fraser C. Heston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Jessie Barnes
Vincent Kartheiser ... Sean Barnes
Dirk Benedict ... Jake Barnes
Charlton Heston ... Perry
Duncan Fraser ... Koontz
Gordon Tootoosis ... Ben
Ben Cardinal ... Charlie
Ryan Kent Ryan Kent ... Chip
Don S. Davis ... Sgt. Grazer
Dolly Madsen Dolly Madsen ... Mrs. Ben
Stephen E. Miller ... Trooper Harvey
Byron Chief-Moon Byron Chief-Moon ... Chip's Father (as Byron Chief Moon)
Kristin Lehman ... Florence
Adrien Dorval ... Burly Fisherman
Ed Gale ... Animatronics Bear Cub
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Storyline

Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren't doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear which they have saved from a ferocious poacher. Conflict ensues. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A missing father. A desperate search. An unforgettable adventure.

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and adventure/peril | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aljaska See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,801,250, 18 August 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,567,023, 17 November 1996
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby | SDDS (re-release) (2001)| DTS (re-release) (2001)| Dolby Digital (re-release) (2001)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The bear cub was found by director Fraser Clarke Heston in a Swedish zoo and was called Agee. It was born in January 1995 and had to be trained. The bear worked well with the two co-stars. See more »

Goofs

When Sean, His Dad and Jesse are eating dinner. Sean yells "what is wrong with you guys?" throwing down his fork. When his dad looks at him and we cut back to Sean the fork magically reappeared back in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Koontz: Robbed!
[kicks the makeshift cage in frustration]
Koontz: I don't believe this! Is there no place safe anymore?
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Features Street Fighter: The Movie (1995) See more »

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remake?
12 April 2004 | by knutbSee all my reviews

This film brings back memories from the first movie i watched, "Tundra" from 1936. It had the same elements: A post pilot crashing on the tundra, getting lost, finds a pal, a small bear who had lost track of its parents. It was a very touching story, and exiting. But thanks to Hollywood - it all worked out well in a happy ending!

When I now watch "ALASKA,it seems to be based on the same "TUNDRA".

I have not seen any referance to it in the credits, but hoped that someone out there who also have seen "TUNDRA" could help to solve my "mystery".


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