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      The Adventures of the Wilderness Family

      G Released Nov 19, 1975 1h 40m Kids & Family Adventure List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Skip Robinson (Robert F. Logan) leads his wife, Pat (Susan Damante Shaw) ; son, Toby (Ham Larsen) ; and daughter, Jenny (Hollye Holmes) on an exodus from the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. At the site of their new home in the majestic Rocky Mountains, Skip builds a log cabin, and the children befriend wild animals. As the intrepid Robinsons make a simpler life for themselves off the grid, they discover that, in the wilderness, each day brings its own adventure. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Eddie B This movie is painful to watch, less because of the amateurish story and acting, but primarily due to the obvious torment being caused to the live wild animals in it. It is _not_ a film for children today to watch. However, if you want to know one of the reasons why we're in the dire predicament we're now in with the natural world, this movie provides some insight. Ignorance and arrogance abound. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review Audience Member Sooner or later we all have to get away from it all. Skip Robinson is married to Pat and has two kids, Toby and Jenny. For some time he's been wanting to make a life for himself and his family his own way. He hates his job and the city of Los Angeles. It's always like he's unloading on his wife and the kids. So they all decide to pack up and build a house for themselves far in the woods. They're flown to the Rocky Mountains where they discover raccoons, bears, deer, and all sorts of wildlife. They learn skills such as hunting, woodworking, fishing, making medicine etc. It's a very simple premise. Something that I suppose certain individuals can attribute to being sick of the crowded, overwhelming city life. There's gotta be a certain amount of people that just want to relax and not face the hardships of civilization and get in touch with their outdoorsyness. Director Stewart Raffill tells a family-friendly tale about living with nature in a more peaceful, quieter and simple setting. There's many bad things but also beautiful things. Sometimes the life we thought we didn't know is exactly the one we're looking for.Each day brings its own adventure. Doesn't matter if home is with other homes or outside of them as long as we are all together. A movie that's about one thing that can be quite an experience. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review dave j Written and directed by Stewart Raffill starring Robert F. Logan as Skip along with his wife, Pat (Susan Damante) take the unusual step of moving out of city industrial life and move to the wilderness as a result of their young daughter, Jenny (Hollye Holmes) unexplained allergies The first of 3 or 4. . Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This does not properly depict how we should NOT interact with wild animals. Not realistic. If you mourn for "the good old days" you will love it. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Obviously seeing this movie as a kid must have made a big enough impact on me that I would actually download it 35 years later. That being said, basically what you have are a bunch of actors on their last leg, using cuteness tactics with small children and tamed wild animals in the hopes of rebooting their careers. They were sufficiently successful to have a sequel and then disappearing, never to be seen again Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This was just too corny and unrealistic. The one saving grace was the scenery. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Skip Robinson (Robert F. Logan) leads his wife, Pat (Susan Damante Shaw) ; son, Toby (Ham Larsen) ; and daughter, Jenny (Hollye Holmes) on an exodus from the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. At the site of their new home in the majestic Rocky Mountains, Skip builds a log cabin, and the children befriend wild animals. As the intrepid Robinsons make a simpler life for themselves off the grid, they discover that, in the wilderness, each day brings its own adventure.
      Director
      Stewart Raffill
      Production Co
      Pacific International Pictures
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 19, 1975, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 4, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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