name of 80s survival movie?
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Asked by: zwerg-ga
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24 Nov 2005 11:55 PST
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Question ID: 597193
could someone please tell me a movie title(s)of this film i remember seeing in the 80s -- maybe mid to late 80s (though i doubt by 1989). it might've been a tv movie, but i think we rented it once too; i don't think there were any big name actors in it, though. it was about a boy, maybe 10 years old or so, who went to visit his father (maybe his parents were divorced?)or uncle in a remote northern town. i know he left his mother to go on this visit/vacation(?).. i don't think it was to move in there, but i'm not sure. it might've been in british columbia or alaska. the boy and the father/uncle were driving in a pickup(?)truck, the boy was unhappy i think; beautiful northern scenery flew by as they drove. anyway, this boy ended up getting lost in the woods, and had to learn to survive. by the end of the film, he was an old man with a beard, covered in furs; he had become animalistic after never having been found. i'm not sure if he was found at this point and maybe decided to stay in the woods(?) and didn't recognize his family who found him (err, maybe that part was from 'empire of the sun'). anyway, i remember a hauntingly beautiful, mornful sounding song that was played throughout the film, and this song is really what i'm after. ring a bell? any titles? thanks so much.
Re: name of 80s survival movie?
Answered By: juggler-ga on 24 Nov 2005 12:52 PST
Hello. It sounds like you're describing "Kid Colter" (1985). "A city boy visits his father in the remote Pacific Northwest, is kidnapped, escapes, and survives alone in the woods." http://www.dvdhollywood.com/movies/movie.aspx?mid=5151 "Stunning nature photography highlights this wilderness adventure about a city boy thrust into a life or death ordeal of survival. After being kidnapped, then abandoned in the remote mountain wilds, twelve-year-old Justin Colter begins a relentless pursuit of his abductors. Along the way he loses his civilized identity, becoming adept at living off the land while chasing down his quarry." http://www.twoislands.com/new_page_2.htm NY Times Review: http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=27174 VHS at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/offer-listing/6301805372/ -------------- search strategy: "boy visits his father" woods movie I hope "Kid Colter" is the movie that you had in mind. If not, please let me know via the "request clarification" feature. Thanks.
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i think this is the movie!! i ordered it from amazon. thanx for the really prompt reply!
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