White Fang

White Fang
White Fang
  • PG
  • 1h 49m
  • 1991
Fresh63%
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Jack London's immortal tale of courage and survival comes to glorious life amid the breathtaking beauty of the great Alaskan frontier! Ethan Hawke stars as a young man trying to fulfill his father's dying wish to find gold in the treacherous Yukon valley. His incredible journey begins when he meets a veteran gold miner (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who guides young Jack to his father's claim. Along the way, Jack discovers a kindred spirit who will change his life forever -- a magnificent wolf-dog named White Fang. From the taming of a wolf, to the taming of the wild, he must find the courage to conquer his fears and become a man in this spectacular outdoor adventure!

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Time Out
Rotten

Despite moments of bravura and shameless tugs at the heart-strings, the film simply meanders towar...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Fresh

A scenic and enveloping nature film about a young man and his beloved pet.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Exciting tale set in gold-rush Alaska.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has mature themes, such as the mistreatment of the Native American tribes by the miners, betting on dog fights, and the harshness of life in the mountains. There's a scene where wolves surround a camp and a character (off-screen) is killed while trying to protect his dog pack. A wolf is shot and crawls back to die in front of her young pup. A corpse is ejected from its coffin, characters treat an animal cruelly to make it fight, a bear chases a man but is scared away by a wolf, a character refers to the death of his parents. There's a shoot-out with no deaths but plenty of menace and a mining cave-in that threatens a character.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:January 18, 1991
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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