True Heart

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True Heart
Directed byCatherine Cyran
Produced byJeffrey D. Ivers
Brad Krevoy
R.J. Murillo
Steve Stabler
Written byCatherine Cyran
StarringKirsten Dunst
Zachery Ty Bryan
Music byEric Allaman
CinematographyChristopher Baffa
Edited byMichael Schweitzer
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Release date
  • June 15, 1999 (1999-06-15) (US)
Running time
92 min

True Heart is a 1997 American adventure film directed by Catherine Cyran and starring Kirsten Dunst as Bonnie and Zachery Ty Bryan as Sam.

Plot summary[edit]

True Heart tells the story of a brother and sister who survive a plane crash that kills the pilot and their guardian and strands them in the Canadian wilderness in British Columbia. They are rescued by an Aboriginal man named Khonanesta (August Schellenberg) who claims there are "bad people" (a group of bear poachers) in the forest and tells them they must get away. He leads them on a trip through the wilderness away from poachers to find their parents.

The children are eventually reunited with their parents (Michael Gross and Dey Young), who then mistakenly accuse Khonanesta of being a poacher. The man refers to "Grandfather" a bear, as a member of his people. The children clear him of the accusation.


DVD & Movie Guide gave the movie three-and-a-half stars, saying that it was "perfect for family viewing".[1]


  1. ^ Martin, Mick; Porter, Marsha (2005). DVD & Video Guide. p. 1160.

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