Young Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles) idolizes Henry David Thoreau--so much so that he decides to live at one with nature like the famous writer. Leaving only a note for his parents and taking few possessions, Sam runs away from home and learns to fend for himself in the mountainous wilderness.
After his father doesn't take him on a promised trip into the wilderness, Sam runs away from his Toronto home to do it on his own. The young boy makes a bunch of new friends in the mountains, including elderly folk singer Bando, librarian Miss Turner, a raccoon named Gus, and the falcon Frightful. Although Sam proves very well-equipped to take care of himself, will he be able to survive a terrible snowstorm and various other dangers'
Based On A Novel |
Family (General) |
Shot on location in Toronto and Knowlton, Quebec in Panavision.