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The Journey Home (2014)

Midnight Sun (original title)
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A young boy attempts to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother in northern Canada.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Goyo ... Luke
Goran Visnjic ... Muktuk
Bridget Moynahan ... Luke's Mom
Duane Murray ... Jake Murdoch
Peter MacNeill ... Albert Speck
Kendra Leigh Timmins ... Abbie (as Kendra Timmins)
Linda Kash ... Aunt Rita
Brendan Hennessey Brendan Hennessey ... Simon
Michelle Thrush ... Eta
Imajyn Cardinal Imajyn Cardinal ... Nuvua
Jacqueline Loewen Jacqueline Loewen ... Eugenia
Russell Yuen ... Asian Doctor
Chris Sigurdson Chris Sigurdson ... Texan hunter
James Durham James Durham ... Denny
Aidan Batzel Aidan Batzel ... Boy, first kid
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Storyline

Midnight Sun is both a family film as well as an action/adventure film, taking place in the ice fields of Northern Canada. When Luke discovers that a young polar bear cub has been separated from his mother, he sets out to find a way to reunite the two. Goran Visnjic joins the cast as Muktuk, a half Inuit and half Canadian, who knows the terrain where the polar bears live and who agrees to help the boy. When a floating iceberg divides the party, it is up to Luke to protect himself and the cub from both the dangers of the wild, and the elements to complete his mission. Written by JD Gillispie

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The Most Amazing Story Of Survival, Friendship and Adventure

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Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for hazardous adventure action, a disturbing image, language and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Journey Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD18,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,016,126
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Luke: If you can keep your head, when all around loses theirs, and blames it on you. If you can trust yourself when all other men doubt you, but you make allowance for their doubting too. "My dad taught me this": If you can fill every unforgiving minuet, with 60 seconds full distance run. Yours is the earth, and everything in it. And which is more, you'll be a man, my son.
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plot errors
5 February 2017 | by dave_rolstonSee all my reviews

truth "stings" - I disagree that: "its really rare we have these kinds of movies that make us aware we are not the only ones existing on this planet" - as I am fortunate enough to have many movies in my collection that do just as you suggest. I think that the "cuteness" factor appeals to a younger audience - but unfortunately presents and facilitates an unfortunate irresponsible urban perspective - that is by familiarizing a polar bear cubs to humans often leads to the same bear being shot later as a sub-adult - in real life. I could go on with other examples of mistakes in the plot too - but I think that is what griz-259-175100 was trying to accomplish. The plot could have been handled better and improved by having it reviewed first by northern and aboriginal people - which "God" also created (as you say) and similarly deserve the same respect and attention as this bear cub. Inuit have learned how to be compassionate since they have had to help each other over thousands of years or they would have perished in that landscape. I consider excluding aboriginal input into the making and plot of this movie a colonial relic that is no longer acceptable.


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