Moon Blake is raised by his loving but government-paranoid father Oliver in a hidden cave in the Alabama forests. Oliver dies from a leg wound he refuses to have medically treated, so Moon is told to move away, alone, and start a new home in the Alaskan wild-lands. Constable Sanders, however - the mean local cop - finds the boy with his father's guns, abuses him and has him locked away till majority age for 'assault' within Mr. Gene's grim Pinson home for boys. Moon soon makes friends with shy, sickly Kit and apparent bully Hal, then sets up a mass escape, on which only the trio actually follows through. Sanders fails to catch them, but the unforgiving elements reshuffle the cards dramatically. An uncle is meanwhile found.
An adventure for the boy in all of us.
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Based on the book by Watt Key. See more
At the end of the movie, Moon lights a fire out by the woods to send smoke letters to Kit and Pap. At the end Uncle Mike and Moon walk away without putting the fire out. Moon's character wouldn't do that. See more
Just before Pap died, he told me that I'd be fine as long as I never depended on anybody but myself. I made Pap's grave just like he done Mama's. All I'd have to remember her face was one picture Pap kept, but I can remember her in the bed at night, keeping me warm from the other side.
Written by Rondale Overstreet, Dorothy Overstreet
, Jim Coman, Jacquie Snellman
Performed by Rondale See more
18 March 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $6,568,
20 March 2011
Gross USA: $47,305
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $47,305
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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