Never Cry Wolf
PG | 91 min | Thursday, January 27, 1983
The Canadian Arctic's caribou population is shrinking rapidly, and scientists suspect that roaming packs of wolves are to blame. This is the premise behind Walt Disney Productions' Never Cry Wolf, a nature drama which was also the forerunner of Touchstone Pictures.
Tyler is a young biologist tasked with making initial findings on the caribou's dwindling numbers. Naive and eager, Tyler's adventure starts off badly when his pilot drops him off in the unforgiving terrain and immediately departs, leaving the unprepared biologist to fend for himself. Thankfully, a wandering Inuit appears and builds a shelter for him.
It takes Tyler some time, but eventually he adapts somewhat to the harsh environment and begins his observations. Confirming the "experts" theories, Tyler determines that although the wolves are indeed responsible for the reduction in caribou herds, it's a process of natural selection and not malicious behavior on the part of the wolves.
Charles Martin Smith lends just the right amount of humanity and wonder in his portrayal, and the scenery is breathtaking, displaying not only the bleakness and isolation of the Arctic, but also the pristine beauty of one of earth's few remaining wildernesses.
Disney Movie Rating:
77.35 out of 100. Total of 74 votes.
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