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A Cry in the Wild (1990)

13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Griffiths

Writers:

Gary Paulsen (screenplay), Catherine Cyran (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jared Rushton ... Brian
Pamela Sue Martin ... Mom
Stephen Meadows ... Dad
Ned Beatty ... Pilot
Terence H. Winkless ... Boyfriend
Louise Baker Louise Baker ... Woman at picnic
Deke Anderson ... Store Clerk
John Jakes John Jakes ... Rescue plane pilot
Lois Mallory Lois Mallory ... Grandma
Ollie Mann Ollie Mann ... Grandpa
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Storyline

13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hatchet See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,494,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,494,969
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the book "Hatchet" written by Gary Paulsen. See more »

Goofs

51 minutes into the film, when the bear walks past Brian's camp at night, an inverted reflection of the campfire appears, rising up and then floating in mid air at center screen. See more »

Quotes

Rescue plane pilot: Hey, I picked up your emergency transmission. Who are you?
Brian Robeson: I'm Brian Robenson. Want something to eat?
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Connections

Followed by White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II (1993) See more »

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11 July 2006 | by erdman-1See all my reviews

The cover shown is for a movie with the same title, "A Cry in the Wild: The taking of Peggy Ann" which starred Megan Fallows as Peggy Ann Bradnick and David Morse as "Bicycle Pete"-William Diller Holenbaugh. Both are pictured on the cover shown. Interestingly, your page for the TV movie "A Cry in the Wild: The taking of Peggy Ann" does not have a picture on it. It is based on a real-life incident in Pennsylvania in 1963.

"A Cry in the Wild" that this pages is about is an adaptation of Gary Paulsen's "Hatchet"; the fictional account of a teenager lost in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash.


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