Fly Away Home

Synopsis: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed in an auto wreck in New Zealand. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life...that is until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when developers began tearing up a local forest. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". The young birds must fly south for the winter, but who will lead them there? With a pair of ultralight airplanes, Amy, her dad and their friends must find a way to do it.
Director(s): Carroll Ballard
Production: Columbia TriStar
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

I gave you Silly Putty

for Christmas once. You ate it.

You remember, Tom?

She took a bite of a slipper once.

Swallowed it.

What's he doing here?

He's your uncle.

He's helping me catch up.

Tom uses me as his beast of burden.

I lug pig iron for Michelangelo.

- That's the bus.

- Dad, no.

- Books, shoes, hat, bag.

- No, no, Dad.

- Where's your bag?

- Wait, listen...

David's got the bag.

- Homework!

- Dad, I've got...

- We're coming. We're coming!

- Dad!

- Okay, go.

- Just wait a minute.

You're going to school. You belong

in school, every day. Period. Go!

- Go, go, go, go.

- Oh, Dad!

Today, I want to move on

to another important figure:

Sir Allan Napier McNab.

Sir Allan was elected... the Upper Canada

Legislative Assembly... 1830.

He was its speaker...

...from 1837 to 1840...

...while the Tories

were in the majority.

And he was the Prime Minister...

... of the United Colony...

... from 1854 until 1856...



Hey. How'd it go today?

- Quite awful, thank you.

- Sorry to hear that.

It'll be better tomorrow, I'm sure.

Susan and I are going to a meeting.

Uncle Dave is gonna stay

and feed you... you with your homework.

Math tonight, right?

- We'll be home by 10.

- Don't worry.

Be in bed by 8:

What, decimals? Fractions?

Math can be really fun.

It really can.

Call him on that!

By destroying the marsh, they've

accomplished their objective...

...which is, there's

nothing left to save.

It's a done deal.

And it's an outrage!

There are laws against this.

I want to know who amongst you

is going to enforce them?

The Chair recognises Sam Tufts.


...I'm proud to be one

of the "they" you speak of.

As a farmer, I don't have

the luxury of an outside income.

My land is part of the package

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Robert Rodat

Robert Rodat (born Keene, New Hampshire, 1953) is an American film and television writer and television producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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