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Toby lives in rural Quebec, where his dad breeds sled dogs. His dad needs to win a provincial championship race in order to earn enough money to keep his business running, but he's injured, so Toby has to take his place. You know exactly how this movie will play out because it's really just exercising a formula, Toby is picked on by bullies. Will he have to overcome them in order to win the race? The main bully has a pretty girlfriend who's too nice for him. Will she choose Toby instead? There are hundreds of movies that follow this formula, simply switching out the main interest of the hero ... it's basically "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" except it's about dog racing. Personally, I find movies like this to be appealing in a comfort food kind of way. Director Jean-Claude Lord is a Canadian exploitation film mainstay having directed the slasher film "Visiting Hours", the "Terminator" rip-off "The Vindicator" and the "Eddie and the Cruisers" sequel.
This one was an okay movie and I remember it when it came out (by Disney). The story is heartwarming albeit a bit dull in some spots.
Teen redeems himself by winning provincial dog-sled race for his injured father in this formula Canadian coming-of-age family film. Prize money should actually go to the supersub wonderdog. Starring the Neon Rider himself, Winston Rekert.