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Far From Home (1995)

Director: Phillip Borsos     Starring: Jesse Bradford
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40205988
UPC: 024543068341
UPC 14: 00024543068341
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A heartwarming story of friendship, adventure and courage
A fourteen-year-old boy and his trusted canine friends are shipwrecked and stranded in the wilderness of the pacific northwest with only their wiles to keep them alive.

"Nicely done...boy-and-his-dog tale.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note
A family adventure and classic boy-and-dog tale, FAR FROM HOME follows young Angus (Jesse Bradford), and the deep friendship he shares with his adopted Labrador, Yellow. Living an idyllic life in rural Canada, Angus's world is turned upside down when a boating trip with his father ends in disaster. Stranded and lost in the Canadian wilderness, Angus and Yellow must get by on their wits, while Angus's frantic parents (Mimi Rogers and Bruce Davidson) search desperately for their son. The heartwarming, harrowing saga plays out against a gorgeous Canadian backdrop of mountains, forests, and secluded lakes.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/18/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 87 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1995
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2006834
Video UPC UPC: 00024543068341
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bruce Davison
Video Cast Info Jesse Bradford
Video Cast Info Mimi Rogers
Video Cast Info Tom Bower
Video Cast Info Phillip Borsos - Director
Video Cast Info James Gardner - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Scott - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Peter O'Brian - Producer
Video Cast Info Phillip Borsos - Writer
Plot Summary
When teenager Angus McCormick finds a Labrador Retriever, he names the pooch "Yellow" and brings him home. Soon after, Angus and his dad go on a boating trip, taking the boy's newfound friend with them. But a violent storm strikes, capsizing the boat, and Angus and Yellow drift to shore alone. The pair find themselves stranded in the wilderness for weeks on end with only limited supplies. As the family searches for them, Angus and his dog travel through the woods using rugged survival instincts to stay alive -- but their trek is made even more difficult when Angus breaks his arm. Will this troubled pair last long enough to make it back home?

Professional Reviews

"...The craft is superior....[Bradford] effortlessly demonstrates an instinct talent and charisma..." 01/09/1995

New York Times
"...A survivalist's idyll that finds an exhilarating balance between images of nature's fury and its beauty..." 01/13/1995 p.C10

Sight and Sound
"...Dazzling cinematography....An appealing adventure story in the time-honoured boy-and-his-dog tradition..." 04/01/1995 p.43

Chicago Sun-Times
"...A well-made contemporary adventure....Borsos has done an admirable job in combining respect for nature with an exciting storyline..." 01/13/1995 p.36

San Francisco Examiner 8 of 10
...Far From Home is more low-key and subtle than most kids' adventure movies. The film relies on spare dialogue and underplayed acting, plus spectacular shots of sky, surf, rocks and animals, to provide superior children's entertainment. - David Armstrong

Washington Post 8 of 10
...The bonding [between Angus and Yellow] is intense, and, thanks to sturdy performances by both boy and dog, believable... A warning: This dog is so lovable, so admirable, so godlike, that parents of kids who are begging for a puppy will be hard-pressed to defend their position... Far From Home is about 80 minutes long, which does not feel long enough. - William F. Powers

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Rogers,Mimi
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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