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The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)

A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything.

Director:

Stewart Raffill

Writers:

Arthur R. Dubs (story), Stewart Raffill (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Logan ... Skip (as Robert F. Logan)
Susan Damante ... Pat (as Susan Damante Shaw)
Hollye Holmes ... Jenny
Ham Larsen ... Toby
George 'Buck' Flower ... Boomer
William Cornford William Cornford ... Pilot
John F. Goff ... Doctor #1
Herbert F. Nelson Herbert F. Nelson ... Doctor #2
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Storyline

City dweller Skip leaves his urban life behind indefinitely to seek fresh air for his daughter's health. His wife begrudgingly sacrifices domestic comforts, while their darling boy Toby, their daughter Jenny, and their dog Crust have the time of their lives roaming in the wild. Meeting wildlife however has its pros and cons, especially as not all bears are nearly as tame as a local glutton and a pair of cubs in need of adoption. They soon learn to love every moment with family- including old man Boomer and animal friends. Written by baslol

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Based on a true story of a modern pioneer family who turned their backs on civilization...never to return.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1977 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of the Wilderness Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Kamas, Utah, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$31,223,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where the man is walking his son around the rocks, the microphone is clearly visible above their heads multiple times. See more »

Quotes

Skip: I just don't like the way our lives are going. I'm-I'm always unloading on you and the kids, I'm worried about Jenny, I hate my job and I just hate this stinking city.
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Connections

Followed by Adventures of the Wilderness Family 3 (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

To Touch The Wind
Music by Gene Kauer and Douglas M. Lackey (as Douglas Lackey)
Lyrics by Dennis Bachmann
Sung by Lee Dresser
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Great, wholesome film for the whole family.
7 September 2004 | by theclaywellsSee all my reviews

I loved this film as a child - and was brought up in the Rocky Mountains, backpacking with my Dad, and can relate to the feeling of wanting to drop everything and "head for the hills."

Have seen the movie and its sequel recently, I can still say it is a movie I would love for my children to watch and love. It is wholesome, family value oriented, and in general, a great joy for kids. It makes you want to go out camping and enjoy what little wilderness we have left in the US.

While I do have to agree with other posters that you simply can't "up and leave" as they do in this film (ie - no preparation re: hunting, fishing, planting, learning, etc.), you just can't fit all that into a film. And it would bore the kids to death. It is a family/children's film, after all, not an adult action flick.

I highly recommend this film to anyone with children.


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