Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog

6.31 h 20 min1995G
Surviving a shipwreck, a teenage boy and his faithful Labrador retriever must rely on their wits as they make their way through a mountain wilderness. An impressive family adventure!
Phillip Borsos
Jesse BradfordMimi RogersBruce Davison
English [CC]
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Tom BowerJoel PalmerJosh WannamakerMargot FinleySt. Clair McColl
Peter O'brian
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Midwest ReviewerReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
The DVD price is great, the dog is great, the movie is so-so and way too long
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DVD was only $4.99 and I love dog stories so ordered it. The yellow lab is great in the movie, but the long, long, long bulk of the film showing the survival of the boy and dog on the island is predictable, routine and becomes boring after about 10 minutes. The human actors are adequate but there doesn't seem to be a lot of depth in their roles. I don't think the whole production was top of the line. And I expected to get teary-eyed at the end of this film at the happy reunion, but it was so unemotional and mechanical.
I struggled to watch this once because of the much too long middle section on the island, but doubt I'll watch the movie again. The yellow lab was great and deserved better than this. I can think of better boy and dog movies, Disney's "White Fang" is miles better than this film, Hallmark's "A Dog Named Christmas" was great, as was Disney's "The Incredible Journey" and "Homeward Bound" films portraying animals on their journey back home after being lost.
Brett.Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good movie.
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Very good movie about surviving, During a storm Angus says to his Dad that he must check his boat. A dog & his young owner must do what they can for about 2 1/2 weeks before being rescued. Looking for the boy Angus Mc Cormick (Bruce Davidson) does cost a lot of money. & it out there where there is so many trees & mountains its like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The dog was lucky not to hit the rocks when he fell back into the river when they were found in the ravine. They fight off a pack of wolves, mountain lions. Out there in the wilderness your skills & knowledge are put to the test. He had to decide what his best chances were of someone finding him, were they (Him staying put until someone sees him) He mentions to his dog that he didn't want to starve, The dog himself was absent off & on, hunting for game or perhaps a dead deer carcass, making circles to make sure there weren't anymore vicious animals close by. I think that's what the dog was doing. He does consider hiking to a small cabin on the mountain to be better off attracting attention from a plane or helicopter. He finds no food. Here in this movie the bond between Angus & his dog is so strong they're inseparable. & the dog suffers no injuries in the movie at all, near the end it hurts to lose a pet whether or not its permanent or temporary. The dog finds his way home, That's the best part about the movie. He wasn't a goner. In real life you can't always expect to see your dog again. Not all of them find their way home. This one did, & that's what makes the ending so good. Angus had received a whistle that came in real handy in the dog food bag which was designed for the sound to travel a long ways. I think dogs are everything. The boy never gave up his faith, nor being confident. I think that's what I like about the movie. & he used every method he could think of. Being ready for a new plan in case the plan he had before failed. Dogs are good company in those types of situations.
I'd recommend this movie to anyone who loves dogs!!!
10 people found this helpful
Ana ZaunReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Feel Good Movie that tugs at your heart
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Feel Good Movie that tugs at your heart. I saw this movie when it first appeared in the movies, and recently, played it for my son for our family movie night.

At first, it was a little slow and hard to get into it. By today's standards (2016), we've become accustomed to having action from the get go rather than a slow developing story. So I had to encourage my son to stick with it. And he did. And then the action came and he was GLUED TO HIS SEAT. And then....He jumped, yelled, screamed, and dare I say...cried.

This is one movie that every boy should watch -- and to not be sexists -- every girl as well. It's about the bond between a boy and his dog. It's about friendship. It's about never giving up. It's about life. It's about hope.
8 people found this helpful
LisaReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I would give this 10 stars if I could.
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This is an amazing true life story about a boy and his dog. We all know, or should know that a dog is the only thing on planet earth that's loves you unconditionally. It's such a miricale how this dog shows up out of no where just when this boys life would despond on him. And that is not even the most astonishing thing that happens. The entire family should watch this one. If your an animal lover and pet owner you will stand up and cheer for this one.
9 people found this helpful
G. L. DotyReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This movie is excellently written, produced, and directed in every way. The cinematography is breathtaking, the musical score is incredible, and the acting is amazing. Jesse Bradford was the perfect teen to play the role of Angus. Everything from his wide shots to extreme closeups, he puts across that character with amazing reality. The supporting actors do a great job of being just that, supporting actors. They don't try to upstage Jesse, but within their individual roles, they pull the whole story line together.

If you are looking for clean, quality movie, this is the one for the entire family. This movie doesn't fall back on nudity, sex, or foul language. It doesn't need it to keep the attention of the viewers. Instead it brings your family a clean, excellent and quality movie you don't have to be ashamed to watch.
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AngelaReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Crap Ending
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Spoilers alert: Took this way too personally but absolutely hated that Yellow was pretty much abandoned at the end. The family, including the boy, didn’t even bother to try to go back for him. They simply accepted the fact that search and rescue teams cost too much for just a dog. I don’t even recall any tears being shed. When Yellow finally turned up with his broken leg in the last scene, all I could think of is: you deserve a better home.
C. EllisReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A childhood favorite movie of mine
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A childhood favorite movie of mine. Can't go wrong for the young ones as long as they can stand a few scenes that might be "scary" to children. The parent will have to watch with or before the child does to discern what is best for their child. I first saw it around 12 or 13 so I was fine with those scenes. Good movie.
5 people found this helpful
ToolmanjspReviewed in the United States on September 12, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Simple dialog, storyline was disjointed
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This was an enjoyable movie along the lines of Old Yeller and if you love dogs it is worth a watch. The dialog was not very complex and the situations and scenes were not very believable, but the age-old story of a boy and his dog was there to enjoy. Good kids movie. But for me one and done.
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