A Cry in the Wild

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A Cry in the Wild
A Cry in the Wild.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mark Griffiths
Produced by Roger Corman
Julie Corman
Written by Gary Paulsen
Catherine Cyran
Starring Jared Rushton
Pamela Sue Martin
Stephen Meadows
Ned Beatty
Music by Arthur Kempel
Cinematography Greg Heschong
Edited by Carol Oblath
Distributed by Concorde Pictures
MGM Home Entertainment
Release date
  • June 1, 1990 (1990-06-01)
Country USA
Language English

A Cry in the Wild is a 1990 coming of age-survival drama film based on the book Hatchet, written by Gary Paulsen. The film stars Jared Rushton as Brian, Pamela Sue Martin as Brian's mom, Stephen Meadows as Brian's dad, and Ned Beatty as the pilot. It spawned three sequels: White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II; White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild; and White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf.[1]

Plot[edit]

The movie opens up with Brian Robeson and his mother getting a package. She later gives it to Brian revealing it to be a hatchet at the airport. When Brian gets on the single engine plane with the pilot they have a short conversation.

The pilot lets Brian fly the plane and Brian enjoys it. However, when the pilot has a heart attack and dies, the plane crashes in the wilderness of Yukon, leaving Brian to try to survive, all while dealing with his parents' divorce.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from critics, and holds a 40% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Staci Layne (2007). Animal Movies Guide. Running Free Press. p. 282. 
  2. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1031751-cry_in_the_wild/

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