Far From Home

Directed By: Phillip Borsos Starring: Jesse Bradford

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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.

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40205988
UPC 024543068341
UPC 14 00024543068341
Format DVD
Release Date 3/18/2014
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Animals
Dogs
Family Interaction
Kids Adventure
Theatrical Release
Wilderness
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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?
Reviews
Variety "...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
Directors
Phillip Borsos
Actors
Jesse Bradford
Cast & Crew
Bruce Davison - Actor
Jesse Bradford - Actor
Mimi Rogers - Actor
Tom Bower - Actor
Phillip Borsos - Director
James Gardner - Director of Photography
John Scott - Musical Score
Peter O'Brian - Producer
Phillip Borsos - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 2006834
UPC 00024543068341
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 87 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review ...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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer David Armstrong
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review ...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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer William F. Powers
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Rogers,Mimi
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Nicely done...boy-and-his-dog tale.

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