The Wild Country

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • G
  • Adventure, Children's

A standard wilderness family adventure, given the usual pleasant treatment by the Disney bunch. The Tanner family members, headed by Forrest, leave their Pittsburgh surroundings and set off for the Wyoming ranch that they've purchased. What they find is a dilapidated piece of property inhabited by mountain man Elam and his Indian sidekick De Kova. Forrest...read more

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A standard wilderness family adventure, given the usual pleasant treatment by the Disney bunch. The Tanner family members, headed by Forrest, leave their Pittsburgh surroundings and set off for the Wyoming ranch that they've purchased. What they find is a dilapidated piece of property

inhabited by mountain man Elam and his Indian sidekick De Kova. Forrest learns that a neighboring rancher has refused to allow them the use of his water, forcing the Tanner clan to take action. After struggling through a tornado and a fire Forrest and his family get their water rights by shooting

it out with Woodward, the evil cattle rancher. Ron Howard is the real star of the film as the 15-year-old boy whose rite of passage into manhood is the killing, in defence of his father, of Woodward. One of the finer family wilderness films. A family affair, with Ron's father Rance and his brother

Clint also featured.

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: G
  • Review: A standard wilderness family adventure, given the usual pleasant treatment by the Disney bunch. The Tanner family members, headed by Forrest, leave their Pittsburgh surroundings and set off for the Wyoming ranch that they've purchased. What they find is a… (more)

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