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Alaska (1996)

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Widower Jake Barnes (Dirk Benedict) moves with his daughter and son to a fishing village in Alaska, and earns his keep as a bush pilot by ferrying supplies to remote locations throughout the state. While the daughter loves her new home, the son cannot stand it, and is impatiently waiting until he is grown up enough to move away. However, they join forces to look for their father when they learn that he has gone down in an airplane accident. The official search party is called off and Jake is

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Andy Burg

Sep 3, 2002

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Beautiful vistas, Thora Birch and a cute bear can't compensate for the routine story and sloppy direction of this old-fashioned family adventure about the courageous efforts of two children to find their missing father.

February 10, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety | Comments (2)
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Charlton Heston, though he has saved the Jews and a whole bunch of other distressed folk in the past, along with painting the Sistine Chapel, can't rescue his son's picture.

March 2, 2003 Full Review
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Really bad performances, an awful script straight out of a TV movie of the week and one of the least appealing, most irritating young heroes in recent screen history

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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Audience Reviews for Alaska

Charlton Heston slums it as a poacher in this wilderness nonsense that sees a pair of american brats climb up and down mountainsides in between bouts of utterly contrived "suspense". They are helped along the way by a friendly polar bear, which are always handy to have around. If they fell in the sea, I presume they'd be saved by a shark who does some volunteer work for the samaritans on the side. Or a box jellyfish with a heart of gold...
May 28, 2007
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A sweet survival movie that strengthen a brother and sister's relationship.
April 7, 2009
SunilJawahir

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Gorgeous looking kids film, set in breathtaking scenery.
February 18, 2006
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    1. Perry: I want that bear!
    – Submitted by John P (2 years ago)
    1. Sean Barnes: Dad, you used to fly 747s, and now you deliver toilet paper!
    – Submitted by Nick S (2 years ago)
    1. Jake Barnes: What's that? It's either a polar bear or the whitest dog I've ever seen.
    2. Sean Barnes: It's a dog. Can I keep him?
    – Submitted by George B (2 years ago)
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