The Journey of Natty Gann

The Journey of Natty Gann
The Journey of Natty Gann
  • PG
  • 1h 41m
  • 1985
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America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl (Meredith Salenger) confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. During her extraordinary odyssey, she forms a close bond with two diverse traveling companions: a magnificent, protective wolf, and a hardened drifter (John Cusack). A brilliant, moving tapestry, woven of courage and perseverance.
© 1985 Walt Disney Productions. All Rights Reserved.

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Common Sense Says
Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is set in the Depression and depicts the bleakness of extreme poverty. Natty's mother is dead and her father leaves her because he found work across the country, so Natty must fend for herself. While there's considerable violence -- from a bloody dog fight to a man who tries to assault Natty when he offers to give her a ride -- the scarier moments aren't portrayed as graphically as they could be. Even when a train derails, Natty walks away with only a few scrapes.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:September 27, 1985
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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