The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race.

Director:

Ericson Core

Writer:

Tom Flynn (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Leonhard Seppala
Julianne Nicholson ... Constance Seppala
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Mayor George Maynard
Richard Dormer ... Dr. Curtis Welch
Adrien Dorval ... Bill Clark
Madeline Wickins Madeline Wickins ... Sally Burdett
Michael Greyeyes ... Amituk
Nive Nielsen ... Atiqtalik
Nikolai Nikolaeff ... Dan Murphy
Thorbjørn Harr ... Charlie Olsen
Catherine McGregor ... Sarah Foley
Michael McElhatton ... Jafet Lindeberg
Brandon Oakes ... Henry Ivanoff
Paul Piaskowski ... Max Adams
Michael Gaston ... Joe Dexter
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The historical film by the American director Ericson Core, which is dedicated to the events of the Great Mercy Race of 1925. The events of the film unfold around the drover Leonhard Seppala and his dog Togo, who went together the longest leg in the relay. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Rated PG for some peril, thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Seppala trained dogs for polar explorer Roald Amundsen and they were both Norwegians. Amundsen was preparing for an expedition to the North Pole, which was later cancelled, leaving Seppala with some of the remaining dogs. After the Serum Run, Togo received a gold medal from Amundsen in Central Park, New York. See more »

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This story is set in 1925. Sappala tells his wife that his father didn't believe him when he said he was moving to Alaska. Then when the father realized he was, he asked,"Why do you want to move to the United States?" Alaska wasn't made a state until 1959. See more »

Quotes

Leonhard Seppala: Well done, Togo! Well done, all! There will be full bellies and warm beds tonight!
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Referenced in Conan: Willem Dafoe/Emily Catalano (2019) See more »

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Good to recognize Togo
21 December 2019 | by WVfilmfemSee all my reviews

...as I've always heard only about Balto, who was commemorated. This is an excellent, heartfelt film, revealing the heroism of the dogs, particularly Togo.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cochrane, Alberta, Canada See more »

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2.00 : 1
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