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A brother and sister are plane-wrecked in Canada, where they must rely on the help of a native and his bear.

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Bonnie
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Sam
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Khonanesta
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Lloyd Nelson
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Ranger Virgil

Directed by

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Catherine Cyran

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Catherine Cyran ... (written by)

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Marco Black ... associate producer (as Marco E. Black)
Deboragh Gabler ... line producer (as Brenda Collins)
Jeff Ivers ... executive producer (as Jeffrey D. Ivers)
Brad Krevoy ... producer
R.J. Murillo ... producer
Steven Stabler ... producer (as Steve Stabler)

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Eric Allaman

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Christopher Baffa ... director of photography

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Michael Schweitzer

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Dave Keffer ... assistant editor

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Laura Schiff

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Maya Ishiura

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Kathryn Hatton

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Michelle Mansfield

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Elissa B. Frittaion ... makeup artist

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Deboragh Gabler ... unit production manager (as Brenda Collins)
Scott Niemeyer ... executive in charge of production finance

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Marco Black ... first assistant director (as Marco E. Black)
Greg Fawcett ... second assistant director / second unit director
Greg Guzik ... first assistant director: reshoots
Ronald Hersey ... second unit director
Kelly Marcusson ... second second assistant director
Robert Randall ... trainee assistant director

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Jeff Macpherson ... art department assistant

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Cindy Jo Hinkleman ... assistant sound editor
Doug Madick ... foley artist

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Dan Cervin ... special effects: plane crash
Dean Lockwood ... special effects coordinator: plane crash

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Marc Akerstream ... stunt coordinator
Marny Eng ... stunt double: Kirsten Dunst
Greg Fawcett ... stunts
Bill Ferguson ... stunt coordinator
Shawn Hughes ... stunt double: Khonanesta
James M. Orava ... stunt coordinator
Dan Redford ... stunt double: Sam

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Mark Aviss ... electrician
Lecily Corbett ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ronald Hersey ... director of photography: second unit
David Hutton ... key grip
Tony Mirza ... first assistant camera
Jos Oman ... camera trainee
Guy Paterson ... gaffer

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Sid Kozak ... casting: Canada
Blair Law ... casting: Canada

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Marcus Barone ... music supervisor
Nancy Meyer ... vocals

Transportation Department

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Shawn O'Hearn ... transportation coordinator
Blake Zickefoose ... driver: cast

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Ruth LaBarge ... head bear trainer
Zorana Svedic ... assistant production accountant
Gerry Therrien ... animal trainer
Alison Wells ... unit publicist

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Plot Summary

Two city kids gain a new perspective on life when they're lost in rugged Northwestern Canada in this adventure for the family. Sam (Zachery Ty Bryan) and Bonnie (Kirsten Dunst) are two teenage siblings who don't always get along, a situation made more uncomfortable by their mother's recent remarriage. While Sam and Bonnie are flying home on a small chartered place, their flight crashes in the wilderness of British Columbia. Sam and Bonnie are the only survivors of the wreck and must fend for themselves until they are discovered by Khonanesta (August Schellenberg), a Native North American who lives in the woods with his only companion, a huge Kodiak bear he's named "Grandfather." Khonanesta teaches Sam and Bonnie how to live off the land, and as they learn how to survive in the wild, they become closer, more confident, and better adjusted; they also help Khonanesta foil a group of game poachers who are illegally hunting bear in the wilderness. Bonnie and Sam's mother and stepfather finally find their missing children, but when they do, they mistakenly implicate Khonanesta in the illegal activities of the game poachers.

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Also Known As
  • Absturz in der Wildnis (Germany)
  • Coração Leal (Brazil)
  • Perifani kardia (Greece)
  • Khonanesta (Romania)
  • Kaland a vadonban (Hungary)
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Trivia Sam and Bonnie are twins, but in actuality, Zachery Ty Bryan is six months older than Kirsten Dunst. See more »
Goofs When the two kids cut themselves loose from a rope tying them back-to-back to a tree, it's obvious that they could have easily wriggled free from under the rope. It was loosely wrapped around them as they sat with their backs to the tree, nothing else was tied, not their hands or feet, so they could have easily gotten out from under it. See more »
Movie Connections References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). See more »

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