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Fly Away Home
Director: Carroll Ballard
Screenplay: Bill Lishman, Robert Rodat, Vince McKewin
Producer: Carol Baum, John M. Eckert, John Veitch, Sandy Gallin
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney, Holter Graham
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 107
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
Features: Special Edition
Studio:  Sony Pictures DVD Region:  99 PG
DVD Release:  Aug 2001 Discs:  1 (Cloud) [$14.94]
Reviews:  There are some filmmaking teams that invariably bring out the best in each other, and that's definitely the case with director Carroll Ballard and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. They previously collaborated on "The Black Stallion" and "Never Cry Wolf", and "Fly Away Home" is their third family film that deserves to be called a classic. Inspired by Bill Lishman's autobiography, the movie tells the story of a 13-year-old girl (Anna Paquin) who goes to live with her estranged, eccentric father (Jeff Daniels) following the death of her mother. At first she's withdrawn and reclusive, but finds renewed happiness when she adopts an orphaned flock of baby geese and, later, teaches them to migrate using an ultralight. Sensitively directed and stunningly photographed, the movie has flying sequences that are nothing short of astonishing, and Daniels and Paquin (Oscar winner for "The Piano") make a delightful father-daughter duo. --Jeff Shannon"

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