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Fly Away Home ()


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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations.
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Thomas Alden
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Amy Alden
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Susan Barnes
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David Alden
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Barry Strickland
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Glen Seifert
Deborah Verginella ...
Amy's Mother
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General
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Dr. Killian
Ken James ...
Developer
Nora Ballard ...
Jackie
Sarena Paton ...
Laura
Carmen Lishman ...
Older Girl
Christi Hill ...
Older Girl
Judith Orban ...
Teacher
Jeff Braunstein ...
Chairman
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Smalltown Businessman
Chris Benson ...
Farmer
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Military Police
Philip Akin ...
Air Force Reporter
Gladys O'Connor ...
Farm Woman
Geoff McBride ...
Clerk
Dick Callahan ...
Customs Inspector
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Reporter
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Reporter
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Reporter
Wendy L. Walsh ...
Television Anchor (as Wendy Walsh)
Larry McCormick ...
Television Anchor
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Television Anchor
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Television Anchor
Timm Zemanek ...
Husband
Diane Douglass ...
Wife
Azura Bates ...
Bratty Sister
Jonathan Bates ...
Bratty Brother
Michael Vollans ...
Bratty Brother
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Gunshop Owner
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Tower Supervisor (as John E. Nelles)
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Tower Operator (as Jeffrey W. Poulis)
Christopher Lorenz ...
Tower Operator
Melissa Tanti ...
Dune Woman

Directed by

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Carroll Ballard

Written by

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Bill Lishman ... (autobiography)
 
Robert Rodat ... (screenplay) and
Vince McKewin ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Carol Baum ... producer
John M. Eckert ... associate producer
Sandy Gallin ... executive producer
Stephen Price ... executive producer: Core Digital
John Veitch ... producer

Music by

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Mark Isham

Cinematography by

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Caleb Deschanel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Nicholas C. Smith

Editorial Department

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Bob Allen ... assistant film editor
Charlene Olson ... first assistant editor
David Orr ... color timer
Ron Wisman Jr. ... assistant film editor
Bill Holley ... colorist (uncredited)
Kim Roseborough ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Kevin D. Ross ... assistant editor: lightworks (uncredited)

Casting By

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Deirdre Bowen
Reuben Cannon

Production Design by

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Seamus Flannery

Set Decoration by

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Dan Conley

Costume Design by

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Marie-Sylvie Deveau

Makeup Department

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David R. Beecroft ... hair stylist
Donald Mowat ... makeup artist (as Donald J. Mowat)

Production Management

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John M. Eckert ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christopher Ball ... second assistant director
Gary Capo ... second unit director
John Houston ... first assistant director
David MacDonald ... dgc trainee (as David McDonald)
Kayla Popp ... third assistant director
Jill Campbell Samson ... second assistant director: second unit
Lewin Webb ... first assistant director: second unit (as C. Lewin Webb)
Laurie Mirsky ... first assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Daniel R. Bradette ... property master
Sean Flannery ... set dresser
Bill Lishman ... sculptor
Christina Luescher ... additional art director
John Mackenzie ... construction coordinator
Jeff Poulis ... assistant property master (as Jeffrey W. Poulis)
Norma Rose ... first assistant art director
Richard Vanheuvelen ... sculptor
David Watts ... scenic artist
Dan Wladyka ... property master: second unit
Michael Borthwick ... prop illustrator (uncredited)
Tony Parkin ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
James Phillips ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mark Berger ... re-recording mixer
Kim B. Christensen ... sound effects editor (as Kim Christensen)
Patrick Dodd ... supervising sound editor
Frank E. Eulner ... sound effects editor (as Frank Eulner)
Malcolm Fife ... foley editor
Douglas Ganton ... production sound mixer
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Stephen Krause ... sound recording engineer (as Steve Krause)
Ann Kroeber ... sound effects editor
Marnie Moore ... foley artist
Douglas Murray ... sound effects editor (as Doug Murray)
Margie O'Malley ... foley artist
David Parker ... re-recording mixer
Richard Quinn ... dialogue editor
Lisa Anne Storer ... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Storer)
Reynald Trudel ... boom operator
Stephen Kearney ... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Jeremy Molod ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Steven Yeaw ... machine room loader (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Bill Hansard ... projectionist: special effects
Martin Malivoire ... special effects coordinator
Troy Rundle ... special effects technician
Warren Keillor ... special effects and props (uncredited)
Kaz Kobielski ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Dean Stewart ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Dennis Berardi ... digital film recording: Cine-Byte Imaging Inc.
Sara Fillmore ... production coordinator: Core Digital
Alan Kapler ... senior animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
John Mariella ... digital visual effects supervisor: Core Digital
Kyle Menzies ... goose modelling and textures: Core Digital
Shelly Morrow ... digital artist
Bob Munroe ... digital effects consultant: Core Digital
Ray McMillan ... visual effects producer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Allan Angus ... stunt driver
Shane Cardwell ... stunt double: car crash
Michael Robertson ... stunt double: glider
Jack Sanderson ... bi-wing stunt double
Zayna Aston ... stunt double: anna paquin (uncredited)
Branko Racki ... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Racki ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scotty Allan ... chief lighting technician
Hans Bjerno ... camera operator: Wescam, second unit
Larry Blanford ... camera operator: Wescam, second unit
Russel Bowie ... second assistant camera: second unit (as Russell Bowie)
Carlo Campana ... key grip: second unit
Angelo Colavecchia ... camera operator: second unit
Yvonne Collins ... second assistant camera
Ciaran Copelin ... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael Hall ... first assistant camera: second unit
Jacqueline Hampton ... second assistant camera: second unit
Mark Hryma ... camera technician: Wescam, second unit
Mark Manchester ... key grip
Malcolm Nefsky ... second grip
Derek Parkes ... best boy grip: second unit
John Platt ... first assistant camera
Ian D. Scott ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Ian Scott)
Takashi Seida ... still photographer
Tracy Shaw ... dolly grip
Sam Bojin ... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Gary Capo ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Ivan Sutton ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Linda Petty ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Will Hoddinott ... assistant location manager
Keith Large ... location manager
Howard Rothschild ... location manager: second unit
Laurance Wiese ... location assistant
Randy Kennedy ... location scout (uncredited)
Byron A. Martin ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ken Kugler ... conductor / orchestrator
Craig Pettigrew ... music editor
Joe E. Rand ... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Frank Eldridge ... head driver: second unit
Bill Hagan ... driver captain: second unit
Fred Ionson ... transportation captain
Bruce Raymer ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Wayne Bezner-Kerr ... goose wrangler
Maribeth Board ... craft service
Stephen Bélanger ... set production assistant: second unit (as Steve Belanger)
William H. Carrick ... wildlife consultant
Joseph Duff ... pilot double: Ms. Paquin
Kirk Goolsby ... biologist: USA
Lori Greenberg ... production coordinator
Bill Lishman ... pilot double: Mr. Daniels
Geordie Lishman ... goose wrangler
Florence MacGregor ... goose wrangler
Deborah Marks ... production secretary
Alice Mazelet ... tutor: Ms. Paquin
Blanche McDermaid ... script supervisor
Michael McKinnell ... script supervisor: second unit (as Michael J. McKinnell)
Lee Anne Muldoon ... unit publicist
John Nelles ... dialect coach
Sean Parker ... office assistant
Michael Robertson ... hang glider pilot
Jack Sanderson ... pilot double: Ms. Paquin
Elizabeth Senyi ... assistant production coordinator: second unit
Gavin Shire ... biologist: USA
William Sladen ... wildlife consultant (as Dr. William Sladen)
Dave Tommasini ... pilot: Wescam helicopter, second unit
Elizabeth Tompkins ... production accountant
Greg Wells ... goose wrangler
Kelly Whitlock ... wildlife consultant
David Woodhouse ... pilot double: Mr. Daniels
Simon Wookey ... office assistant
G. Michael Currie ... production assistant (uncredited)
Steve Holt ... on-set medic (uncredited)
Joan Lucas-Turgeon ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
David Porter ... craft service (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed in an auto wreck in New Zealand. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life...that is until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when developers began tearing up a local forest. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". The young birds must fly south for the winter, but who will lead them there? With a pair of ultralight airplanes, Amy, her dad and their friends must find a way to do it. Written by Martin Lewison

Plot Keywords
Taglines A family of orphaned geese who lost their way. A 14 year old kid who will lead them home. To achieve the incredible, you have to attempt the impossible. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Father Goose (United States)
  • Flying Wild (United States)
  • L'envolée sauvage (France)
  • Amy und die Wildgänse (Germany)
  • Volando libre (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $4,708,044, 15 Sep 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the film, Amy (played by Anna Paquin) was raised in New Zealand and then moved to Canada after her mother's death. In real life, Anna Paquin was born in Canada and raised in New Zealand. See more »
Goofs New Zealand ambulances don't have "Paramedic" written on the side. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 'Fly Away Home': Leading the Flock (1996). See more »
Soundtracks 10,000 Miles See more »
Crazy Credits Amy's birds return the following year to Amy's surprise as she wakes up one morning. See more »
Quotes [first lines]
Thomas Alden: Amy? It's your dad.
Amy Alden: Dad?
Thomas Alden: I came down from Canada. I've come to take you home.
Amy Alden: Where's Mom?
Thomas Alden: Um...
Amy Alden: Mum died, didn't she?
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