Never Cry Wolf

Synopsis: The researcher Tyler is assigned by his government to travel to the Arctic to study the wolves that they believe are responsible for the reduction of the caribou population. The reckless pilot Rosie takes him to the wilderness and he is left alone with his supply in an extremely cold spot. He is saved by the local Ootek that is traveling with his dog sledding. He builds a shelter for Tyler and organizes his supplies. Tyler finds two wolves that he calls George and Angeline and their three offspring and he examines his excrement to learn what they eat. Soon he discovers that the wolves eat only mice and Tyler decides to do the same to prove to the government that the wolves do not eat caribous. Ootek returns with his friend Mike that speaks English and translates what Ootek say. The trio stays together and Tyler learns that Mike is a hunter. Mike travels with Ootek by canoe to see a herd of caribou that is attacked by a pack of wolves. Tyler examines the bones and finds that the animal
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Carroll Ballard
Production: Disney
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

The gold's not anywhere up here.

The real gold is south of 60.

Sittin' in living rooms,

stuck facing the boob tube, bored to death.

Bored to death, Tyler!


What was that?

Oh, Lord!


-What's wrong?

-Take the stick.


What's wrong?

Boredom, Tyler.

Boredom, that's what's wrong.

And how do you beat boredom, Tyler?


Adventure, Tyler.

Where are you going? Rosie!

Rosie, what are you doing?

I can't fly this thing, What do I do?

Catch the updraft there, Tyler. That's it.

Right in the middle. Good.



Tyler, easy, easy, easy!

-Back the other way! Turn it the other way!


Tyler, back. Tyler! Tyler!

Easy! Tyler!

The other way. That's it.

That's it. Good, Tyler.

That's it. You learn fast.


Rosie, it's freezing.

Keep moving, Tyler. Gotta keep moving.

-You'll be fine.

-Gotta take it easy with some of this stuff.

Oh, uh...

Mind your toes!

Speed. Speed is of the essence, Tyler.

Especially when you don't know

how much fuel you got.

You got any last messages for the world,

Tyler, you better let me have 'em now.

That's sneaky, Tyler. Very sneaky.

Wait, Rosie! Rosie!




Remember my position, will you?

Sure, I'll stop by

for a drink sometime, huh?

Rosie! Rosie!


-What is my position?

-It beats the hell out of me, Tyler.

I just hope I can find my way home.

Good luck, Tyler.


Well, interesting.

Now, what are the possibilities here?

The possibilities...

are many.

Gotta stay rational, be objective and...

plan out all the proper procedures

before doing anything else.

Make a list of priorities, remembering,

of course, to take into account variables,

and the fact that, inevitably,

some problems could arise that...

...inevitably, some problems could arise

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Curtis Hanson

Curtis Lee Hanson (March 24, 1945 – September 20, 2016) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the comedy Wonder Boys (2000), the hip hop drama 8 Mile (2002), and the romantic comedy-drama In Her Shoes (2005). Hanson won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1998, for co-writing L.A. Confidential with Brian Helgeland. more…

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