A Cry in the Wild (1990)





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A teenage boy takes major steps toward manhood after he is stranded in a dense wilderness forest following a plane crash and is forced to use his wits to survive and make it safely back to civilization. He eventually finds some company in a pair of orphaned grizzly bear cubs.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family , Mystery & Suspense
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MGM Home Entertainment


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What a bad movie. Just wow just wow. It's horrible those effects are horrible it's cheesy and just we'll yeah.

Ben'z Review'z
Ben'z Review'z

A film that doesn't carry the impact of the source material (Gary Paulsen's "Hatchet"), but cleverly avoids any relation by calling it a different name. It has unreasonable humor and awkward editing. This film is total 90s cheese. It heavily depends on its sequels to explain the plot holes.

Christopher Caldwell
Christopher Caldwell

A Cry in the Wild is based on Gary Paulsen's O.K. novel. I saw this flop of a film a year ago, and I still don't get the reason why the cast wanted to create a movie of this bleak, bleak, book. The directors literally copied the book, put in the lines, flew to somewhere in Canada, and began filming. This film is SO boring. Where Paulsen's novel was suspensful and lush, this film is barren and boring. In the end, if you're looking for a great wilderness/action film, DO NOT go see A Cry in the Wild. Go see something like Serenity.

Alan Fang
Alan Fang

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