Call Of The Wild

Theatrical Release: June 9, 1997
DVD Release: June 9, 1997
Call Of The Wild


As young John leaves his comfortable life to venture into the snow-covered wild, he finds solace in the lawless environment of the Yukon gold rush through his friendship with a wise Native American and a loyal four-legged companion.

Dove Review

The wilderness of Alaska in 1897 was an adventurous place for the gold rush. Young John takes the journey to discover not only gold but to find himself too. On his way to the Yukon he crosses paths with a German shepherd named Buck that he wants as his own. Although it takes a period of time the man and animal do cross paths once again resulting in a life-long friendship and team. Together they discover and face the hardships that this area produces.

This is a movie much like those Sunday night ones I watched with my family as a girl, filled with adventure and the intrigue of the times. It is a story of hardships and friendships. We award “Call of the Wild” the Dove Family-Approved” 12+ Seal.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss.
Language: H-1; D-2; MG-1
Violence: Man steals dog; man slaps son; man beats on dog; man punches another; man frozen in the snow; man falls down side of mountain; man uses whip on dogs; dog dies on trail; man shoots dog; men trick dog and knock dogs out; wild dogs eat a dead man; dog attacks Native Americans; man's body with arrow shown in river.
Drugs: Saloon scene; men drinking.
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Gaiam/Vivendi
Writer: Story by Jack London
Director: Alan Smithee
Producer: Alan Jacobs
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe