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The Call of the Wild (1997)

The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (original title)
Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Svatek

Writers:

Graham Ludlow (screenplay by), Jack London (based on the novel by: "The Call of the Wild") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Narrated by (voice)
Raymond Ducasse Raymond Ducasse ... Judge Miller
Eric Hoziel ... The Kidnapper
Deano Clavet ... The Baggage Man
Barry Blake ... The Man in the Red Sweater
Luc Morissette ... M. Perrault
Robert Pierre Côté ... François (as Robert-Pierre Côté)
Bernard Ranger Bernard Ranger ... The Government Clerk
Burke Lawrence Burke Lawrence ... Charles
Bronwen Booth ... Mercedes (as Bronwên Booth)
Charles Edwin Powell ... Hal (as Charles Powell)
Howard Rosenstein ... The Savvy Prospector #1
Michel Perron ... The Savvy Prospector #2
Rutger Hauer ... John Thornton
John Dunn-Hill ... His Partner Hans (as John Dunn Hill)
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Storyline

Jack London's classic story from 1903 about Buck, a dog kidnapped from his home in California and taken to the Yukon where he is mistreated until a prospector discovers him and relates to his situation. Although the two are bonded, Buck yearns to run free with the wild dogs in the wilderness. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the original novel, Buck is a crossbreed that looks like a large wolf. In this version, he is portrayed as a Leonberger. See more »

Goofs

The film is apparently set in the summer of 1891, but the Klondike Gold Rush took place between 1896 and 1899 (the book was set in 1897). See more »

Quotes

[referring to Buck, the Yukon Dog]
Narrator: And he knew that John Thornton was dead. It left a great void in him somewhat akin to hunger, but a void that ached and ached...and which food could not fill.
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Connections

Version of The Call of the Wild (1976) See more »

User Reviews

 
A good movie for dog lovers.
28 December 1998 | by hallianSee all my reviews

I would have loved the movie if I was 15-18, but still liked it. I still like dogs. And if you like the dogs, and life in the wilderness, you'll like the movie. Bit similar to "White Fang".


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack London's The Call of the Wild See more »

Filming Locations:

Quebec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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