A Cry in the Wild
A Cry in the Wild is a 1990 coming of age-survival drama film based on the book Hatchet, written by Gary Paulsen. The film stars Jared Rushton as Brian, Pamela Sue Martin as Brian's mom, Stephen Meadows as Brian's dad, and Ned Beatty as the pilot. It spawned three sequels: White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II; White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild; and White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf.
|A Cry in the Wild|
|Directed by||Mark Griffiths|
|Produced by||Roger Corman|
|Written by||Gary Paulsen|
Pamela Sue Martin
|Music by||Arthur Kempel|
|Edited by||Carol Oblath|
|Distributed by||Concorde Pictures|
MGM Home Entertainment
The movie opens up with Brian Robeson and his mother getting a package. She later gives it to Brian revealing it to be a hatchet at the airport. When Brian gets on the single engine plane with the pilot they have a short conversation.
The pilot lets Brian fly the plane and Brian enjoys it. However, when the pilot has a heart attack and dies, the plane crashes in the wilderness of Yukon, leaving Brian to try to survive, all while dealing with his parents' divorce.
- Wilson, Staci Layne (2007). Animal Movies Guide. Running Free Press. p. 282.