Against the Wild

Synopsis: Zach Wade, a mischievous kid who - along with his younger sister Hannah and their devoted dog Chinook - becomes lost in the wilderness when their small plane has engine problems and must make an emergency landing. Their mom and dad are frantic, and rescue teams are searching. But for the next few days, Zach, Hannah and Chinook must learn how to combine their skills, trust their instincts and navigate a terrain as beautiful as it is untamed.
Genre: Adventure, Family
Director(s): Richard Boddington
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
90 min


are you there? Come in, boss.

That was a good one,

huh, Sheila?

Yeah, it blowed up real good,

shook my whole office.

There's a call for you

on line one.

Take a message.

I'm watching explosions.

It's Mr. Ackerman.

I just talked to him an

hour ago. What does he want?

I don't know,

but he's waiting.


He probably figured out a way

he could save a couple bucks.

Well, I am not

laying anybody else off.

Why is it the rich guys

are always so cheap?

How do you think they

got rich in the first place?

Hey, Karl.

How you doing?

For heaven's sakes, I just

talked to you an hour ago.

- Oh, yeah, right.

- Listen, Robert,

I told you about my daughter's

wedding this Saturday, right?

I think you mentioned it.

It's going to set you back

a bundle, huh?

Not anymore.

It's been called off.


Oh, well, I'm sorry, Karl.

I'm not. It had disaster

written all over it,

it was going to cost me

a small fortune,

and I still have to pay

all the deposits.

Well, what happened?

My daughter says she's

had a change of heart,

but I think her fianc

finally came to his senses.

Well, I guess

the important thing is...

The important thing is

my weekend has opened up.

I'm coming up to the site

for a couple of days.

We can go over

those cutbacks we discussed.

Well, that sounds like

a great idea, Karl.

Your kids.

But, you know,

my kids are coming up

- this afternoon at...?

- 2:

00, and they're staying

through till Tuesday, so...

Yes, that doesn't work, Robert.

What about your wife?

I hope she's coming along.

No, Karl, no. My wife's

not making this trip.

Hmm. Well, I guess we

all have our priorities.

I'll see you

in a couple of days.

What a jerk.

I don't think

I know a bigger jerk.

- Do you know a bigger jerk?

- You're still on speaker.


I want you to get

something to eat

before the plane comes, okay?

Hannah! Zach!

Almost done, Mom.

No, you're not, Zach.

You just started.

I'm a fast packer.

That's because

you're a slob.

Maybe, but I'm a fast slob.

Mom, done.

Chinook, you're it.

You're it, boy.

Chinook, what are you doing?

Zach, get out of my room.

- We're playing tag.

- Zach, get him out of my room.

He's messing up everything.

What in heaven's name

is going on in here?

Me and Chinook

are playing tag.

Zach and Chinook

came in my room

and messed up

my whole suitcase.


It's a good thing

he's going with you.

Come on, Chinook. Come on.

Chinook, come on.

Let's go.

All right, guys,

we're really running late now,

so we got to hurry up, okay?

Well, you always

say I eat too fast.

I'm just trying to improve

my table manners.

He's messing with you, Mom.

Thank you, Hannah.

I'm aware of that.

And he's feeding the dog

under the table.

Stop feeding the dog

at the table.

Mom, why can't you

come visit Dad with us?

Sweetie, I told you I've got

too much to do

at work right now.

She doesn't want to see Dad.

Why not?

Because they're going

through a divorce. Duh.

You aren't getting a divorce

from Dad, are you?

Sweetie, we're just...

taking a little holiday

from each other. That's all.

That's called separation,

and you know

what comes after that.

- Shut up, Zach!

- Hannah, stop.

Zach, not another word.

You know what?

I'm the only one

that ever tells the truth

around here.

I'm calling Dad.


Robert, I have

your son on line two.

Can you tell him I'm busy

right now, please?

Maybe you should

tell him that yourself.

I guess you're right.

Of course I'm right.

Hey, pal.


You all packed up

and ready to go?

Yeah, almost ready to go.

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Richard Boddington

Richard Boddington (born February 6, 1968) is an Anglo-Canadian is a film director, writer, editor, cinematographer and television producer, with dual citizenship from the United Kingdom and Canada. Born in Yorkshire, England, he now resides in Ontario, Canada. more…

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