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Far From Home - The Adventures Of Yellow Dog (1995)

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In this family adventure story, John and Catherine McCormick (Bruce Davison and Mimi Rogers) relocate from Vancouver to the coast of British Columbia, where sailing enthusiast John teaches his sons Angus (Jesse Bradford) and Silas (Joel Palmer) basic seamanship and outdoor survival skills. Angus has rescued a stray Golden Labrador he calls Yellow and considers his best friend, though his folks aren't so sure he's responsible enough to care for the dog. One day, John takes Angus and Yellow sailing; a sudden gale bursts out, and the boy and his dog are thrown overboard. They wash up on a rugged coastal area, where Angus' abilities to survive in the wild are put to the test. As Angus and Yellow fend off wild animals, build a shelter, and signal for help, John and Catherine work with the Coast Guard in a desperate search for their missing son. Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog was the final film by Canadian director Phillip Borsos, who died of leukemia within a month of its U.S. release. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Mimi Rogers
as Katherine McCormick
Bruce Davison
as John McCormick
Jesse Bradford
as Angus McCormick
Tom Bower
as John Gale
Joel Palmer
as Silas McCormick
Josh Wannamaker
as David Finlay
Josh Wanamaker
as David Finlay
Dakotah
as Yellow Dog
Matt Bennett
as Ron Willick
Jennifer Weissenborn
as Labrador Helicopter Pilot
Gordon Neave
as Flight Engineer
John LeClair
as Sartech
Brent Stait
as Sartech
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Critic Reviews for Far From Home - The Adventures Of Yellow Dog

All Critics (7)

Gripping tale of survival leaves a lasting impression.

December 19, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

A wonderful film for the whole family

October 11, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
Moviehole

Innocuous stuff, lighter than air and as insubstantial.

March 30, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Film Freak Central

It says nothing you have not heard before, but it is a simple, sweet, and life affirming show to watch.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Far From Home - The Adventures Of Yellow Dog

I like any film with dogs in it.

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

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A teenage boy named Angus (Jesse Bradford) gets lost after he and his dad were involved in a major boat crash during a storm at sea. Now it's up to Angus to survive in the vast woodlands with sea all around him, but fortunately, he is keen on survival skills. But that's not all. Not only does Angus have two GREAT parents (Mimi Rogers and Bruce Davison) who refuse to give up on searching for him, he has a new pet dog, Yellow, that stays alongside him and helps tremendously by providing courage and companionship. "Far From Home - The Adventures of Yellow Dog" is a GREAT movie. Many critics scorched the film by saying that it's predictable and a little cliched. Maybe it is, but so what!?! It's a great family drama that the whole family can sit and watch together time and time again and it's one movie that never gets old. I don't know about everybody else, but I think "Far From Home - The Adventures of Yellow Dog" is an all-around great movie in every way. Mimi Rogers and Bruce Davison do a spectacular job of acting as great parents would in that situation, Yellow (Dakotah) is a smart dog that has a likable charm, and everybody else in the film does a good job of acting. Just as great is the film itself. There are parts full of suspense, feel-good sequences, and yes, you guessed it, parts that are tear jerkers. Not to mention that a perfect musical score is also included to give "Far From Home - The Adventures of Yellow Dog" an even higher boost. I've always been a huge fan of almost any kind of drama movie, and the ones about survival are one of my favorite genres of drama. If you want a great family drama to add to your collection, if you're a dog lover, or if you like great survival or drama films in general, do yourself, your family, or whoever a huge favor and purchase "Far From Home - The Adventures of Yellow Dog" today! You will NOT regret it! I hope they make a DVD version of this movie one day. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. I love a lot of dog movies, and this one is one of my favorites of them.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

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The cutest!

Leo L
Leo L

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