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White Fang (1991)

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writers:

Jack London (novel), Jeanne Rosenberg (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jed ... White Fang
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Alex
Ethan Hawke ... Jack
Seymour Cassel ... Skunker
Susan Hogan ... Belinda
James Remar ... Beauty
Bill Moseley ... Luke
Clint Youngreen Clint Youngreen ... Tinker (as Clint B. Youngreen)
Pius Savage Pius Savage ... Grey Beaver
Aaron Hotch Aaron Hotch ... Little Beaver
Charles Jimmie Sr. Charles Jimmie Sr. ... Older Indian
Clifford Fossman Clifford Fossman ... Old Timer #1
Irvin Sogge Irvin Sogge ... Old Timer #2
Tom Fallon Tom Fallon ... Prospector
Dick Mackey Dick Mackey ... Sled Dog Prospector
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Storyline

Jack London's immortal tale of courage and survival comes to 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 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 outdoor adventure.

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Taglines:

Where civilization ends, their journey begins. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colmillo blanco See more »

Filming Locations:

Haines, Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,640,712, 21 January 1991

Gross USA:

$34,793,160

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,793,160
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title character was performed by Jed, an Alaskan Malamute-Canadian timber wolf hybrid, who also acted as "Wolf" in The Journey of Natty Gann (1985). Gary Winkler was his original owner. He later gave Jed to Clint Rowe to perform for cinematic productions. See more »

Goofs

The map at the beginning of the movie shows Juneau north of Skagway. In reality, Juneau is over a hundred miles south of Skagway. See more »

Quotes

Jack Conroy: Is there any good reason why we can't just bury him here? I don't think he'll know the difference.
Alex Larson: I gave him my word.
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Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

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This film is a great fun to watch!!
27 January 2001 | by SnapesnapeSee all my reviews

Maybe I've seen this film for about 5-6 times so far. But it seems that I would never get bored. I just love animal movies which are involved with dogs or wolves.

While the lead characters(one young boy who plays Ethan Hawke) are traveling the snow mountains, they encounter a pack of wolves. The battle to survive between them ends up one person and one beast got killed. A baby wolf left alone in the cold place, begin to explore outside world alone. Boy and wolf meet for the first time in the river, their friendship starts growing in the experiences they go through.

The real star in this movie is absolutely a wolf. This brave, dangerous but irresistible creature totally got me through the movie.


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