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Fourteen-year-old Vincent Barnes (Kartheiser) and his 12-year-old sister Jessie (Birch) try to rescue their bush pilot father Jake (Benedict) whose plane has crashed in the wilderness. They also rescue an orphaned polar bear cub from an evil poacher (Heston) that manages to help them out along the way. See this flick if only to enjoy the lush backdrop of Alaska and British Columbia and, of course, the absolutely adorable polar cub. Director Fraser C. Heston directs dad Charlton, appropriate payback for landing him the role as the infant Moses in "The Ten Commandments."

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Brothers & Sisters, Wilderness, Air Disasters, Wild Kingdom, Cold Spots, Rescue Missions, Alaska
Andy Burg, Carol Fuchs
Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston
Tony Westman
Fraser Heston
Andy Burg, Carol Fuchs, Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

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Fraser Heston directed the film Alaska starring Thora Birch (as Jessie Barnes), Dirk Benedict (as Jake Barnes) and Vincent Kartheiser (as Sean Barnes). This family adventure film came out in 1996 with a rating of PG and has a total running time of 109 minutes. Jake Barnes, his son Sean and his daughter Jessie move to Alaska to start a new life after his wife passes away. Jake used to be an airline pilot and has now changed occupations. After Jake’s plane crashes somewhere in the Alaskan wilderness, his two children set out on a journey in search of their father. While searching for their father, they come across a polar bear cub and rescue him from a poacher.

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teshawna davis

alaska was a great movie but cubby's stunts seemed a little fake. but i'd still give it a 2 thumbs up!!!!!!!