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Another of Jack London's survival tales is dramatized for TV. John Thornton (Schroder) is a rich greenhorn seeking adventure during the 1897 Klondike gold rush. Buck is a German shepherd, sold as a sled dog, who finds adventures of his own in the frozen North until man and dog are united to search for a legendary gold mine. The book is more exciting but the film is more violent. Filmed on location in British Columbia.

Available on Running time 97 minutes. Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Alaska, Period Piece: 19th Century, Books to Film: Jack London, King of Beasts (Dogs), Treasure Hunt, Cold Spots
Rick Schroder, Gordon Tootoosis, Mia Sara, Duncan Fraser, Richard Newman, Brent Stait, Allan Lysell, Tom Heaton, Eric McCormack, Vince Metcalfe
David Geddes
Alan Smithee, Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Lee Holdridge
Robert Frederick

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Call of the Wild
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Claire Killah

I just loved the show .........Gordon Tootoosis was just great in this show .......would love a DVD of it......

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Alan Smithee and Michael Toshiyuki Uno directed the film Call of the Wild starring Rick Schroder (as John Thornton), Gordon Tootoosis (as Charlie) and Duncan Fraser (as Red Riske). Call of the Wild came out in 1993 as a made-for-TV movie and has a total running time of 97 minutes. A young boy named John Thornton heads to Alaska during the Klondike gold rush. While on his journey he meets a dog who he named Buck. Buck has had an adventurous life. He was sold as a sled dog and now he has met John and the two become pals. Together they search for the gold mine.

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one of the worst movies i have ever seen. acting terrible - although scenery was beautiful it didn't make up for the boring story line. not at all like the book which i loved