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Against the Wild (2013)

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Two siblings and their devoted dog become lost in the wilderness and must learn how to combine their skills, trust their instincts and navigate a terrain as beautiful as it is untamed.


Richard Boddington
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
CJ Adams ... Zach Wade
Erin Pitt ... Hannah Wade
Natasha Henstridge ... Susan Wade
Ted Whittall ... Robert Wade
John Tench ... Captain Walker
Rainbow Sun Francks ... Charlie Foster
Jennifer Gibson ... Sheila
Sarah Deakins ... Sergeant McCoy
Shawn Storer Shawn Storer ... Eric
Greg Campbell Greg Campbell ... Bill Peters
Chuck Willcocks Chuck Willcocks ... Jimmy
Barney ... The Bear
Houston ... Chinook


Zach Wade, a mischievous kid who - along with his younger sister Hannah and their devoted dog Chinook - becomes lost in the wilderness when their small plane has engine problems and must make an emergency landing. Their mom and dad are frantic, and rescue teams are searching. But for the next few days, Zach, Hannah and Chinook must learn how to combine their skills, trust their instincts and navigate a terrain as beautiful as it is untamed. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment Kids & Family

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Plot Keywords:

salmon | cave | See All (2) »


Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and peril | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Since the film was not released in theaters, being direct-to-video its financial profits were from DVD sales only which amounted to about 2 million dollars. See more »


(at around 9 mins) The shots of Zack and Hanna riding in a seaplane to visit their father on Lake Wipissing were taken inside a stationary plane with computer effect scenes seen through the side windows, but most of the computer effect shots were taken with a camera pointing in the direction of flight while the windows on which they are displayed are side windows looking perpendicular to the direction of flight, resulting in the plane appearing to be flying sideways in various shots. See more »


Followed by Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti (2016) See more »

User Reviews

Could Have Been Rated G
4 August 2014 | by byson5186See all my reviews

I saw this film on demand. It was an OK film, I'd agree that it wasn't bad, but not that good either and a film maybe worth seeing once, especially if you're going camping or going out in the middle of nowhere, because this film will make you feel like you're in those areas. The film is somewhat enjoyable, but it won't be your favorite movie and it is definitely an appropriate family film you could watch. It could have and should have been rated G as there was nothing really PG about this film except maybe blood in the plane crash. It didn't have any curse words in the movie, and despite the kids being out two days in the middle of nowhere, there is not one mention of them having to pee in the woods which we frequently think about if we're camping or in the middle of nowhere. The kids also appeared pretty clean in 2 days in the same clothes. Their hair was always straight and they weren't that dirty, when anybody who's been camping knows how dirty you get. There also wasn't much action, the action scenes they have weren't that big or long. Also, there could have and should have been a better conclusion because the conclusion seemed all of a sudden with little explanation. However, this movie was somewhat enjoyable, again getting a setting in the wilderness. The kids in the movie were likable characters. The characters Zach and Hannah are brother and sister and they get along for the most part and are especially protective of each other in the wilderness. It seems like it's Hannah that picks more of the fight than Zach when they argue. Zach seems more laid back and his scout techniques put him to good use. So, yeah you could watch this movie if you want an easy family friendly adventure film.

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Release Date:

11 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avontuur in de wildernis See more »

Filming Locations:

Lions Head, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office


CAD2,000,000 (estimated)
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Against the Wild Films See more »
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