Togo is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ericson Core.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michael Greyeyes, Michael McElhatton, Michael Gaston, Thorbjørn Harr, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Jamie McShane, Shaun Benson and others.
Walt Disney Studios on Wednesday, December 04, 2019 released the trailer:
Togo - Official Trailer | Disney+ | Streaming Dec. 20.
The film flashes between musher Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) raising his dog Togo and the 1925 serum run to Nome.
In 1913, Seppala and his wife Constance welcome a newborn Siberian Husky pup. While Seppala insists on immediately retiring him due to his small and weak state, Constance convinces him to raise him with the rest. The puppy Husky turns out to be a handful as he constantly escapes the kennel to usurp Seppala's dog team while he is out training them. After trying to get rid of the Husky twice, Seppala decides to have him run with the others where, to his astonishment, he discovers that he is energetic enough to outrun the other dogs. He decides to call him Togo, after admiral Tōgō Heihachirō, and fully trains him to the point where he successfully wins the All Alaska Sweepstakes, earning both Togo and himself some local fame.
In 1925, a diphtheria outbreak occurs; mostly affecting children. Mayor George Maynard (Christopher Heyerdahl) plans to have the serum flown in from Nenana, but this proves to be impossible due to the severity of the weather. Eventually, Seppala is convinced to take Togo and the other dogs to collect the serum and race back. Constance becomes concerned due to Togo being 12-years-old (old for dog age), but Seppala insists on going. Seppala and his team tread through stormy weather and take a break at an outpost where a local doctor named Atiqtalik (Nive Nielsen) tells him that Togo is tired. Seppala continues on for miles; taking a dangerous shortcut across the now frozen Norton Sound.
Eventually, Seppala meets up with a fellow musher, Henry Ivanov, who was bringing the serum back and he is able to leave the next day. Seppala and his team head across the Sound again where he is forced to have Togo pull a piece of ice that they are stuck on as the Sound begins to crack apart. Reuniting with Atiqtalik, she tells him Togo is dying. Nevertheless, Seppala gets his team back to Joe Dexter's outpost as he, Togo and team recuperate. The serum is passed off to fellow musher Gunnar Kaasen (Shaun Benson) who arrives back in Nome. A reporter, confusing him for being the sole musher, announces his dog Balto as the hero who saved Nome, disappointing Constance.
Here is the full cast and characters of Togo.
The film Togo was scheduled to be released on December 20, 2019 by Disney+.
The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film's budget is $40 million.
The film Togo is rated with "PG" rating.
Togo got high rating from critics.
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