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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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Storyline

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

Togo's first race as Seppala's lead dog was the John Bordon Marathon Cup Race on the 9th of February 1918. Seppala placed second behind Fred Ayer. Togo's last race was the Pocono Manor Dog Race on the 27-28th of February 1928. Elizabeth Ricker came first, with several of Seppala's dogs, including Fritz as the lead dog. Seppala came second. Asle Seppola came third, with Togo and Czarina as lead dogs. All three drivers were within 8 minutes of each other. Togo would have been around 14 years old at the time. See more »

Goofs

Togo's harness is completely different from the way it was in real life. In real life, the harness was the same shape as modern skijoring/biking harnesses and had no strap connecting the chest strap to the belly strap. In the film, the harness is similar to a modern X-back harness, but is made of leather with a thick collar. See more »

Quotes

Leonhard Seppala: What does he bring to the breed?
Constance Seppala: The heart of a survivor.
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Connections

Referenced in Conan: Willem Dafoe/Emily Catalano (2019) See more »

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Amazing story!
21 December 2019 | by CylacSee all my reviews

What an amazing film/story of this remarkable dog named Togo. I watched this film with my 11 year old daughter and we were both struggling to keep the tears 😭 from falling. At the end my daughter was crying cause it was so touching. A REAL movie to watch!


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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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