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Far from Home - The Adventures of Yellow Dog

Far from Home - The Adventures of Yellow Dog
Jesse Bradford, Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davison and Tom Bower

Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: January 13, 1995 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

When I was 12 years old, my dog disappeared for three weeks. I remember today how painful it was. Angus McCormick (Jesse Bradford) lives that experience in Far From Home.

The supporting cast is exceptional and strong. Mimi Rogers and Bruce Davison play the parents who must wait and hope for the return of their son and his dog.

Phillip Borsos' direction is filled with emotion, but not overly so. There may be a few tears as the boy returns, but nothing extraordinary is played out to draw the audience into excessive sentiment for the characters. The idea of a lost kid and his dog is enough.

The adventure begins when Angus and Yellow are washed overboard during a storm. Their survival in deep woods is beautifully filmed in British Columbia. It is difficult territory for Angus to survive, but it fills the screen with great natural beauty.

Many stories have been filmed about a boy and a dog. I guess Old Yeller is the most famous. This one competes well and ends better.

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