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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)

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Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimi Rogers ... Katherine McCormick
Bruce Davison ... John McCormick
Jesse Bradford ... Angus McCormick
Tom Bower ... John Gale
Joel Palmer ... Silas McCormick
Dakotah Dakotah ... Yellow Dog
Josh Wannamaker Josh Wannamaker ... David Finlay
Margot Finley ... Sara
Matthew Bennett ... Ron Willick (as Matt Bennett)
St. Clair McColl St. Clair McColl ... St. Clair McColl
Jennifer Weissenborn Jennifer Weissenborn ... Labrador Helicopter Pilot (as Capt. Jennifer Weissenborn)
Gordon Neave Gordon Neave ... Flight Engineer (as MCpl. Gordon Neave)
Karen Kruper ... Nurse
Dean Lockwood Dean Lockwood ... Sartech
John LeClair ... Sartech (as Cpl. John LeClair)
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Storyline

Teenage Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while traveling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus' father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's parents relentlessly badger rescue teams. Angus, schooled by his father in wilderness survival skills, and assisted by the intelligent Yellow Dog, tries to attract rescuers. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Partners in survival. Friends for life.

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for perilous adventure | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yellow Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,231,917, 16 January 1995

Gross USA:

$11,642,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,642,946
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Angus then resorts to insects as a source of food in his endeavor to survive. These scenes were filmed in cuts with real and fake insects. Angus mixes the insects with berries in an attempt to make the bugs more palatable and offers the concoction to Yellow, who looks away and refuses to eat it. Angus holds a worm in his hand which is coiled on his finger and then eats the creature. What the actor actually ate was made of crumbled brownies and bran muffins. To get the dog to react and refuse the mixture, a foul-smelling petroleum product was added. See more »

Goofs

When Angus and Yellow Dog are traversing the log together, a black safety line is visible, moving along the log in front of them. See more »

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A good family film and a lost gem!
18 February 2005 | by michaelpatrickhartSee all my reviews

Personally this has many memories for me, as I was friends with the editors son when I lived in Vancouver in 1993 and was lucky enough to see it being edited. I still have a cut from the reel somewhere. It brings back many memories, both from seeing the film 1st hand and also from viewing the fantastic scenery of British Columbia which has great childhood memories.

Over all, it's a well shot film with some good long outdoor shots. The story is a little clichéd but what else can you expect from a family film! The dog does an amazingly good job as do the actors. They were only in their early teens when it was shot so I've gotta hand it to them for doing such a good job considering they were the main characters. There are some moments where they the supporting actors lack fluidity in their delivery and let's be honest, the concept isn't ground breaking.

If your looking for a good, well filmed family film look no further. One of the lost gems in film history.


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