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An inspirational movie from the director of The Black Stallion. The shock opening, however, sets a tone of emotional realism unusual for a children's film. (A car crash leaves 13-year-old Amy traumatised and her mother dead.) The ostensible (true-life) adventure - Amy is shipped to backwoods Canada to live with her eccentric sculptor/inventor father (Daniels), learns to fly a micro-light aircraft in order to reach the breeding grounds of the orphaned geese she's raised - is made a metaphor for the girl's empowerment thanks to the enabling support of her parent. It's a common enough image, but it's realised here without strain. Caleb Deschanel's cinematography is as arresting as Mark Isham's score is discreet. But the performances are key: as Amy, Anna Paquin proves again what an expressive, soulful actress she is, and Daniels' madcap dad is a winning study in hippy ingenuity and indefatigability.
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Release details

UK release:

1996

Duration:

107 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Carroll Ballard

Cast:

Holter Graham, Terry Kinney, Dana Delany, Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels, Jeremy Ratchford

Music:

Mark Isham

Production Designer:

Seamus Flannery

Editor:

Nicholas C Smith

Cinematography:

Caleb Deschanel

Screenwriter:

Vince McKewin, Robert Rodat

Producer:

Carol Baum, John Veitch

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James

I'll just copy the other ones too... I have this movie and it rocks hyper hard!!!!

James

I'll just copy the other ones too... I have this movie and it rocks hyper hard!!!!