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      Those Calloways

      PG Released Jan 28, 1965 2 hr. 11 min. Kids & Family Drama List
      Reviews 53% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Each year, migrating Canadian geese stop for rest in a remote Vermont community. Before long, hunters begin to prey on the animals, much to the chagrin of local family man Cam Calloway (Brian Keith). Cam, hoping to protect the geese, decides to construct a safe house for them near a large pond. He and his family move into the wilderness to build the shelter. Unfortunately, he makes a powerful enemy when a businessman (Philip Abbott) tries to turn the rural town into a hunting destination. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Russell H The actors remind me of the Brady Bunch. My daughter loves the geese. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Audience Member Ed Wynn is in this, so it gets extra points. He also has some decent jokes in it. This one is about a family living in rural Vermont and focuses on the seasonal migrations of geese in the area. Disney did like to throw in wildlife footage into his movies and this one seemed to offer a good excuse to do so. I think it might be worth a watch if you are a nature preservist. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review r 9 Bland. It's a film that slowly creeps through its 131 minute runtime. I do really like Brian Keith as an actor, but he really did get the more lamer Disney films didn't he? 'The Parent Trap' aside, all of his others with the studio up until this point are marginally good at best; despite Keith's talent. 'Those Calloways' is poorly paced and doesn't have any truly lovable characters. The shtick with the main family is that they are opposed to hunting, yet their whole thing is hunting in itself. Sure, they're doing it for differing reasons, but it's hardly a massive gap - it's not like the film portrays them as disliking it either. As for the cast, Keith is the best on display as Cam. Brandon deWilde (Bucky), Ed Wynn (Ed) and Walter Brennan (Alf) are fine. All of the antagonists are forgettable, though. Considering how long the film goes on for, they hardly do anything with the exception of one moment. There's a few scenes which could've done with some music too, particularly ones involving Bucky and Whit (Tom Skerritt). There is definitely a good message attempted, but it kinda falls flat unfortunately. This isn't one I'd recommend, even if it isn't terrible. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review jona i Has its adventure and its moments. After seeing all that went on, I wonder if any animals were harmed in the making of this story about a fur trapper who's ironically protective of geese. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review s r Coincidentally another Maine movie. Kind with a save the environment twist. It came across half baked and schmaltzy. I saw on Disney + Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A good family film, good story. I loved as a kid and still like it now... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tom Cassidy Common Sense Media Dull hunter story has animal cruelty and outdated terms. Rated: 1/5 Oct 7, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Each year, migrating Canadian geese stop for rest in a remote Vermont community. Before long, hunters begin to prey on the animals, much to the chagrin of local family man Cam Calloway (Brian Keith). Cam, hoping to protect the geese, decides to construct a safe house for them near a large pond. He and his family move into the wilderness to build the shelter. Unfortunately, he makes a powerful enemy when a businessman (Philip Abbott) tries to turn the rural town into a hunting destination.
      Director
      Norman Tokar
      Screenwriter
      Louis Pelletier
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Distribution Co. Inc.
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 28, 1965, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
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