Sight and Sound - 06/01/1991
"...A suitably majestic score....Spectacular [locations]..."
New York Times - 01/18/1991
"...Scenic and enveloping....By no means strictly a children's film..."
Sight and Sound - 01/18/1991
"...The wilderness scenes are spacious, exciting....[The cinematographer] brings unforced lyricism to the Alaskan vistas..."
A young man tries to fulfill his father's dying wish to find gold in the treacherous Yukon Valley. His journey begins when he meets a veteran goldminer who guides him to his father's claim. Along the way, he discovers a kindred spirit who will change his life forever...a wolf-dog named White Fang.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Jack London's immortal tale of courage and survival comes to glorious life amid the breathtaking beauty of the great Alaskan frontier! Ethan Hawke (DEAD POETS SOCIETY) stars as a young man trying to fulfill his father's dying wish to find gold in the treacherous Yukon valley. His incredible journey begins when he meets a veteran gold miner (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who guides young Jack to his father's claim. Along the way, Jack discovers a kindred spirit who will change his life forever -- a magnificent wolf-dog named White Fang. From the taming of a wolf, to the taming of the wild, he must find the courage to conquer his fears and become a man in this spectacular outdoor adventure!