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The Call of the Wild (2020)

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A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.

Director:

Chris Sanders

Writers:

Michael Green (screenplay by), Jack London (based on the novel by)
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How Harrison Ford Answered 'The Call of the Wild'

The Call of the Wild star Harrison Ford shares how his movie adaptation differs from the classic novel — and how he bonded with Buck, the CGI pooch at the heart of the story.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... John Thornton
Omar Sy ... Perrault
Cara Gee ... Françoise
Dan Stevens ... Hal
Bradley Whitford ... Judge Miller
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Katie Miller
Michael Horse ... Edenshaw
Karen Gillan ... Mercedes
Colin Woodell ... Charles
Micah Fitzgerald ... Red Sweater
Heather McPhaul ... Head Cook
Adam Fergus ... James
Stephanie Czajkowski ... Postmaster
Abraham Benrubi ... Skookum Bench King
Thomas Adoue Polk ... Assistant Postmaster
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Storyline

A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Call of the Wild See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,791,624, 23 February 2020

Gross USA:

$31,225,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,193,024
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The fully CGI model of Buck is a digital scan of Buckley, a real dog that director Chris Sanders' wife, Jessica Steele-Sanders, adopted as a family pet from an Emporia, Kansas animal shelter during production. Buckley is thought to be a cross between a St. Bernard and a Scotch shepherd (a medium-sized herding dog, similar to a border collie or Australian shepherd), the same mixed breed as Buck in Jack London's book. At the time, Buck's CG design in the movie was based more on a Bernese mountain dog at the request of one of the producers -- but when the producers saw Buckley and learned that he was the same sort of mixed breed as the dog in the book, it was decided that Buck in the film would be a digital scan of Buckley. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Buck was "holding" a ball. A second later, the ball was missing; then back again. See more »

Quotes

John Thornton: This is a map of the Yukon. My son was always reading adventure stories, crazy about the news coming out of the Yukon. Wasn't the gold, he didn't care about that, it was the mountains. He spent all day looking at maps and pictures of the mountains, dreaming about was on the other side, places no one had been, wild places. We could go, you and me, see what's out there. What do you think?
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Gets better as it goes on
21 February 2020 | by bexhillzSee all my reviews

When I first started watching this movie, I didn't think I was going to enjoy it, due to some of the scenes at the start, but as the movie went on, it got more and more BRILLIANT


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