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Alaska (1996)

While searching for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska, two siblings come across a baby polar bear on the run from a pair of poachers.

Director:

Fraser C. Heston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Jessie Barnes
Vincent Kartheiser ... Sean Barnes
Dirk Benedict ... Jake Barnes
Charlton Heston ... Perry
Duncan Fraser ... Koontz
Gordon Tootoosis ... Ben
Ben Cardinal ... Charlie
Ryan Kent Ryan Kent ... Chip
Don S. Davis ... Sgt. Grazer
Dolly Madsen Dolly Madsen ... Mrs. Ben
Stephen E. Miller ... Trooper Harvey
Byron Chief-Moon Byron Chief-Moon ... Chip's Father (as Byron Chief Moon)
Kristin Lehman ... Florence
Adrien Dorval ... Burly Fisherman
Ed Gale ... Animatronics Bear Cub
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Storyline

Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren't doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear which they have saved from a ferocious poacher. Conflict ensues. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Genres:

Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and adventure/peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Fraser C. Heston is the son of Charlton Heston. See more »

Goofs

Moments before the crash sequence of Jake's airplane, as he looks out the window, you can see the altimeter showing 8,380 feet in the foreground. The shot of the altimeter showing him looking directly at it shows around 2400 feet), moments later when apparently plummeting out of the sky, his altimeter is rapidly counting down from over 8000 feet again. See more »

Quotes

Sean Barnes: Are you sure this is how they do it?
Jessie Barnes: It's how they do it on ESPN.
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A Worthy Effort
7 October 2000 | by Ron-181See all my reviews

A family movie that is worth your time. The scenery alone is worth viewing. The shear beauty of the mountains and Lakes is deftly filmed. Also interesting to see Charlton Heston in one of his few heavy roles during a long career. The cast did a very creditable job on this movie. I rated this movie 7.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alaska See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,914,992, 18 August 1996

Gross USA:

$11,829,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,829,959
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby | SDDS (re-release) (2001)| DTS (re-release) (2001)| Dolby Digital (re-release) (2001)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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