"The Call of the Wild" is a 2020 American adventure film directed by Chris Sanders.
The starring cast includes Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Cara Gee, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell, Abraham Benrubi, Micah Fitzgerald, Scott MacDonald and others.
Here are "The Call of the Wild" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.
20th Century Studios on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 released the trailer for "The Call of the Wild" you can watch here:
The Call of the Wild | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios.
Here is a short review of "The Call of the Wild" movie plot summary.
During the late 19th century, Buck, a large, gentle St. Bernard/Scotch Collie, lives contentedly with his master, Judge Miller (Bradley Whitford), in Santa Clara, California. One night, Buck is abducted and shipped to the Yukon aboard a freighter. During the packing, Buck finds his favourite chew toy but loses his collar in the process due to it loosely falling off and sliding out of the truck. During the voyage, a crew member beats him as a means of discipline. After arriving, Buck returns a dropped harmonica to a man named John Thornton (Harrison Ford), moments before being sold to Perrault (Omar Sy) and his assistant Francoise for their dog sled to deliver mail across the Yukon. Perrault hopes that with Buck, he can make the long trek to the mail depot before the deadline. Buck is introduced to the other dogs, including the vicious pack leader, a husky named Spitz.
Throughout their travels, Buck gains the loyalty and trust of Perrault, Francoise and the other sled dogs, after proving himself along the way and even rescuing Francoise, antagonizing Spitz. Buck begins experiencing ancestral spiritual visions of a black wolf that acts as his guide throughout their travels. One night, Buck catches then releases a rabbit. Spitz kills it before attacking Buck to assert his dominance. Spitz seems to win, until the rest of the pack encourage Buck. Buck pins Spitz down, displacing him as pack leader; Spitz then disappears into the wild. Perrault grudgingly makes Buck the lead when no other dog assumes the position. Buck's speed and strength allow the sled to arrive with the mail on time. There, Thornton hands over a letter he has written to his former wife expressing his feelings about their dead son. When Perrault returns, he learns the mail route is being replaced by the telegraph, forcing him to sell the dogs. Hal (Dan Stevens), a mean-spirited and inexperienced gold prospector, buys the pack and gradually works them to exhaustion carrying a heavy load in weather unsuitable for sledding.
Here is the full cast and characters of "The Call of the Wild" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"The Call of the Wild" movie release date was scheduled to be on February 20, 2020 (Germany, Hungary) and on February 21, 2020 (United States, Turkey, United Kingdom) distributing by 20th Century Studios (through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures), Alexandra Films, Big Picture 2 Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, Buena Vista International, Cinecolor Films, CinemArt, Forum Hungary, Imperial / Cinepix, Manfer Films, Odeon Cineplex, Press Play Pictures, Sena, The Moments Entertainment, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Walt Disney Studios Japan, Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Galaxy Distributors and HBO Max.
The duration of the film is 100 minutes. With a budget of $125 - 150 million, the film grossed over $111 million.
"The Call of the Wild" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began in late September 2018 in Los Angeles.
"The Call of the Wild" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 62/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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