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White Fang White Fang, Jack London's classic novel about a young adventurer who befriends a wolf-dog in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness has...White FangAction/Adventure, DramaPT107MPG White Fang, Jack London's classic novel about a young adventurer who befriends a wolf-dog in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness has...1991-01-25Seymour CasselWilliam MoseleyJames RemarSeymour Cassel, William Moseley, James RemarBuena Vista Pictures, Walt Disney Home Video
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White Fang

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama; Starring: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke, Randal Kleiser, Seymour Cassel, William Moseley, James Remar; Director: Randal Kleiser; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 107; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures, Walt Disney Home Video

White Fang, Jack London’s classic novel about a young adventurer who befriends a wolf-dog in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness has a lot of built-in hooks: scenes of bad guys abusing the animal and training him to be a killer; teary, Lassie Come Home reunions; our hero discovering gold in them thar hills. Yet despite some splendid snowcapped vistas and one rather frightening grizzly-bear attack, this new screen version is dramatically inert. Nothing in the picture really takes hold — certainly not the relationship between Jack (Ethan Hawke) and White Fang, who seem like near-strangers even at the final clinch. C-

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