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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.


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Cast overview:
... Zach Wade
... Hannah Wade
... Susan Wade
... Robert Wade
... Captain Walker
... Charlie Foster (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
... Sheila
... Sergeant McCoy
Shawn Storer ... Eric
Greg Campbell ... Bill Peters
Chuck Willcocks ... Jimmy
... The Bear
... 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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salmon | cave | See All (2) »


Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and peril | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

11 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avontuur in de wildernis  »

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Box Office


CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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In most of the out-of-doors scenes, when the dog Houston (an Alaskan Malamute) playing Chinook is with Zack and Hanna, one of them is holding onto its collar. The first day on the set, Houston ran off for an hour chasing a squirrel and another time he just couldn't be found and the filmmakers were talking about taking him out of the scene when he wandered back. One of the DVD Outtakes shows him running off. 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 »

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not bad but not that good either
13 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

kids might like it, its an OK waste of an hour and so on acting not that good, from the lead actress, script could of been better, for example, when the see plane lands, they young lad says "i think the plane is here", really? when the plane crashes, )i wont say that as a spoiler as it so obvious that's how it all starts off), the kids are hardly scratched, the young lass asks her brother, have you got your phone?, he gets it out of his pocket, "broken he says", wow weak phone!

but the most laughable part is just before the plane crashes, the person in charge of doing the background window shots (obviously not in a real flying plane), just watch the direction of the trees, each shot of the kids the outside view looks like they are flying sideways sometimes right sometimes left, and one of the last shots, from the lads view is the plane is appearing to be going backwards!!

i would say this as a Sunday afternoon family film where kids might get bored whilst the parents doze on the sofa.

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