Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry Wolf

Streaming Video - 1983
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Filmed amid spectacular wilderness vistas, NEVER CRY WOLF reveals a world of hypnotic beauty and breathtaking cinematic imagery. An unforgettable adventure begins as Tyler, a young inexperienced biologist, is deposited alone onto the desolate Arctic terrain. Once settled, he struggles to endure the forces of nature as he documents the mysterious habits of the wolves he has been sent to study.
Audience: Rated PG
Publisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Pictures : Made available through hoopla, 1983
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 105 min.)) : sd., col

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firefly5
Jan 11, 2017

Completely unrealistic! The silliness started with the airplane and continued on until the biologist was deposited on the ice in an unknown location. At that point I removed the DVD. Ridiculous film.

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FeastYourEyes
May 09, 2016

This is a beautifully shot film. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in Canadian northern wildlife. The film stays true to the novel by emphasizing how much knowledge biologists gained from Aboriginal knowledge that was previously ignored. However, I do recommend the novel it was adapted from in lieu of the film. The biologist is indeed goofy, yet the book is much sillier while still incredibly enlightening.

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beckythecat1
Nov 22, 2015

not great, not good. maybe okay for children under the age of 10? sadist part is the wolf hides hanging from the airplane at the end. Mowat has a fantasy idea of the Arctic.

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voltaire10
Feb 07, 2015

This is my favourite movie from Disney, as well as my favourite shot-in-B.C. movie. Such a well done adventure film, with beautiful cinematography and haunting music...and a great message as well.

BookReviewer2015 Sep 27, 2014

An excellent film in which man and wolf have their most fascinating encounter!

Shot in Northern Canada...starring the very personable Charles Martin Smith, whom would go on to direct another one of Farley Mowat's films, The Snow Walker.

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akirakato
Jun 17, 2013

This is a 1983 American film directed by Carroll Ballard, based on Farley Mowat's 1963 autobiography of the same name.
Charles Martin Smith plays Tyler---a government biologist who is sent into the wilderness to study the caribou population, whose decline is believed to be caused by wolves, even though no one has seen a wolf kill a caribou.
Tyler receives a baptism of fire into bush life with a trip by bush plane piloted by an odd, adventurous bush pilot named Rosie (played by Brian Dennehy).
After landing at the destination, Rosie leaves Tyler and his gear in the middle of a subzero Arctic nowhere.
Unsure of where to start, Tyler's indecision quickly imperils him until he's rescued by a travelling Inuit named Ootek (Ittimangnaq), who builds a shelter for him.
In the film, the biologist looks quite goofy.
Indeed, he makes a couple of foolish mistakes, one of which is to drop into the frozen lake.
I don't understand how a goofy-looking man like Tyler could possibly survive the harsh wild life in the Arctic world.

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e_long
Apr 03, 2013

This is a great movie! The scenery is beautiful and the story is wonderfully weird. Not sure if it would still get a PG rating--lots of naked backside time. Definitely worth watching--several times!

kevfarley Feb 20, 2013

This film is based on (but not the same as) the book by the Canadian author Farley Mowat. The book is wonderful (!), but not as confrontationally dramatic. For an much better movie based on a Mowat book,.. I highly recommend seeing "The Snow Walker" !!

d2013 Jan 31, 2013

One of my all-time favorites.

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ThomasLove
Jan 31, 2013

Somewhere in between The Call of the Wild and a National Geographic documentary with a taste of Apocalypse Now in the III act.

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noblefilms Nov 04, 2014

"So, you think North of here, huh?" "Ah! The place is crawling with them!" "You wouldn't want to go up there, son. There's nothing to eat up there now. There's nothing but ice and snow and trees. You would be the only fresh meat around there. They'll come after you, son, just for the ugly fun of tearing you apart."””

Sunnchilde Sep 01, 2011

"The pack returned for the cubs, as there are no orphans among the wolves. And eventually the losses of that autumn became a distant memory. I believe the wolves went off to a wild and distant place somewhere...although I don't really know. Because I turned away...and didn't watch them go."

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e_long
Apr 03, 2013

e_long thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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