Toby Mcteague

Toby McTeague (Yannick Bisson) is a troubled teenager, living with his father Tom (Winston Rekert) and little brother Sam (Andrew Bednarski) in a small town in the far north of Canada. Tom makes his living raising sled dogs. Unfortunately, the economy of the town has been declining, and the bank is threatening to come in and take the dogs. To add to his...read more

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Toby McTeague (Yannick Bisson) is a troubled teenager, living with his father Tom (Winston Rekert) and little brother Sam (Andrew Bednarski) in a small town in the far north of Canada. Tom makes his living raising sled dogs. Unfortunately, the economy of the town has been declining, and

the bank is threatening to come in and take the dogs. To add to his problems, Toby is at an age where he is beginning to rebel against his father, but he is too immature to really succeed in most of his fights. Things get so tense at home for Toby that he takes off into the hills, and there meets

an old Indian chief (George Clutesi), who teaches him the ways of nature, especially of dogs. While films like this are fine for showing depressed teenagers that there is some hope for them, it is unlikely to attract anyone except parents who pick it off the video shelves over their kid's

objections. On the other hand, the photography of the bleak northern landscape is beautiful and the dogs are a lot of fun, though these things aren't enough to interest anyone above the "age of acne." Rekert was a successful television performer in his native Canada, starring as the title

character in a show called "Adderley."

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