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My Side of the Mountain (1969)

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In this film, based on the novel by Jean Craighead George, 13-year-old Sam is a devotee of Thoreau and decides to spend a year in the Canadian woods. His immediate companion is his pet raccoon; his spiritual companion is idealistic librarian Miss Turner, who supplies Sam with survival books.

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Cast

Teddy Eccles
as Sam Gribley
Ted Eccles
as Sam Gribley
Tudi Wiggins
as Miss Turner
Frank Perry
as Mr. Gribley
Peggi Loder
as Mrs. Gribley
Gina Dick
as Daughter #1
Karen Pearson
as Daughter #2
Danny McIlravey
as Little Boy
Cosette Lee
as Mrs. Fielder
Larry Reynolds
as Hunter #1
Tom Harvey
as Hunter #2
Paul Hebert
as Hunter #3
Ed Persons
as Man In Street
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Critic Reviews for My Side of the Mountain

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

A slender, honest study of a boy learning to be a man his own way.

October 30, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Book-based movie has quiet charm, some intense scenes.

February 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

The homage to nature pic appeals to youngsters and boy adventurers, but left me yearning for a safer story for a 13-year-old boy.

August 30, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An absolutely dreadful film that will appeal only to grown-ups who saw it when it was new.

January 29, 2009 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

Good family viewing that will delight kids and interest grown-ups as well.

October 30, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for My Side of the Mountain

½

Considering when it was made, it was a good movie. It's takes you on a wilderness adventure with a lot of precious animals along the way!

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