Fly Away Home 1996

Fly Away Home

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Well-acted and beautifully filmed, Fly Away Home offers heartwarming entertainment for moviegoers of all ages.

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After Amy (Anna Paquin) loses her mother in a car accident, she must uproot her life and move to Canada to live with her father, Thomas, (Jeff Daniels), an oddball inventor with whom she has no relationship. She initially struggles to find her her place in her new home, but things change when she stumbles upon a collection of abandoned goose eggs. When the eggs hatch, Amy and her dad work together teaching the motherless birds to fly south for the winter, and their relationship blooms.

Cast & Crew

Jeff Daniels
Thomas Alden
Dana Delany
Susan Barnes
Terry Kinney
David Alden
Holter Graham
Barry Stickland
Michael J. Reynolds
General Hadfield
David Hemblen
Dr. Killian
Sandy Gallin
Executive Producer
Stephen Price
Producer
Mark Isham
Original Music
Caleb Deschanel
Cinematographer
Nicholas C. Smith
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Critic Reviews for Fly Away Home

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Audience Reviews for Fly Away Home

  • Sep 06, 2010
    I hadn't realized that this was based on a true story, but either way it's a good family drama with ducks. Yes, ducks. Father and daughter have to work together to raise these cute little ducklings. The actors are good, the story is good, and the ending is cool.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2010
    Not as inspirational as meeting the man in person but this was a nicely executed simple film of hope and inspiration.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2009
    In "Fly Away Home," a young girl named Amy (Anna Paquin), has to go live with her dad (Jeff Daniels) in Canada after her mom dies. She doesn't remember her dad or where he lives that well, so she's real lonely. That is, until she raises some geese. Like you might expect, these geese think Amy is their mom and they become VERY spoiled :-) . But that's not bad. The bad part is that winter is coming up and the geese have to somehow find out how to migrate to the South. If you like family movies at all, I recommend getting "Fly Away Home." It's a good movie that has a great story to go along with it. It's not only about becoming friends with animals, it's a story about growing up and learning to adapt to new people and a new place to live. "Fly Away Home" also has good cinematography and the acting isn't bad either. Get this high-flyer before it flies away! NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Good movie.
    Jason O Super Reviewer
  • Mar 18, 2009
    Cheesy feel-good kid greeny movie.
    Angela A Super Reviewer

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