Alaska (1996 movie)

1996 film directed by Fraser Clarke Heston

Alaska is a 1996 American adventure survival movie. It was directed by Fraser Clarke Heston and produced by Andy Burg. The story was written by Andy Burg and Scott Myers. The director's father, Charlton Heston, plays the main antagonist.

Directed byFraser Clarke Heston
Written byAndy Burg
Scott Myers
Produced byAndy Burg
CinematographyTony Westman
Edited byRob Kobrin
Music byReg Powell
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • August 14, 1996 (1996-08-14)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$24 million[source?]
Box office$11,829,959[1]

Cast change

  • Thora Birch as Jessie Barnes
  • Vincent Kartheiser as Sean Barnes
  • Dirk Benedict as Jake Barnes
  • Charlton Heston as Colin Perry, the Poacher
  • Duncan Fraser as Mr. Koontz, Perry's Pilot
  • Gordon Tootoosis as Ben, Quincy General Store
  • Ben Cardinal as Charlie, Quincy Air Service
  • Ryan Kent as Chip
  • Don S. Davis as Sergeant Sam Grazer
  • Dolly Madsen as Mrs. Ben
  • Stephen E. Miller as Trooper Sam Harvey
  • Byron Chief-Moon as Chip's Grandfather
  • Kristin Lehman as Florence

Plot change

The story is about two children who search through the Alaskan wilderness for their lost father, after his airplane crashed into a mountain. During their journey, they find a polar bear cub who helps them to find their father. However, an evil poacher who wants to capture the bear, follows close behind the children and the polar bear.

Production change

The movie was filmed in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia in Canada and the city of Vancouver.

Reception change

Box office change

The movie was a "box office bomb", because the money earned at the box office (cinemas) was $11,829,959,[1] compared to the movie budget of $24 million.

Critical response change

The reviews by movie critics were also negative. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an approval rating of only 23% based on reviews from 13 critics, with an average of 4.70 out of 10.[2]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alaska". Box Office Mojo.
  2. "Alaska". Rotten Tomatoes. 1996. Retrieved 2022-06-15.

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