"The Call of the Wild" is a 2020 American adventure film directed by Chris Sanders.
The starring cast includes Harrison Ford as John Thornton, Omar Sy as Perrault, Cara Gee as Françoise, Dan Stevens as Hal, Karen Gillan as Mercedes, Bradley Whitford as Judge Miller, Colin Woodell as Charles, Jean Louisa Kelly as Katie Miller, Michael Horse as Edenshaw, Micah Fitzgerald as Red Sweater and others.

Here are "The Call of the Wild" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Call of the Wild movie?

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.

Plot summary

What is The Call of the Wild movie plot?

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.


Who plays who in the The Call of the Wild movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Call of the Wild" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Harrison Ford  as John Thornton an experienced frontiersman and Buck's fourth master
Omar Sy  as Perrault a French-Canadian mail runner and Buck's second master
Cara Gee  as Françoise a Native American mail runner and Perrault's assistant
Dan Stevens  as Hal Charles' brother-in-law, Mercedes' brother and Buck's third master
Karen Gillan  as Mercedes Hal's spoiled sister and Charles' wife
Bradley Whitford  as Judge Miller Buck's first master
Colin Woodell  as Charles Mercedes' cowardly husband and Hal's brother-in-law
Jean Louisa Kelly  as Katie Miller
Michael Horse  as Edenshaw
Micah Fitzgerald  as Red Sweater
Heather McPhaul  as Head Cook
Adam Fergus  as James
Stephanie Czajkowski  as Postmaster
Abraham Benrubi  as Skookum Bench King
Thomas Adoue Polk  as Assistant Postmaster
Raven Scott  as Pastry Chef
Brad Greenquist  as Skagway Dog Seller
Benjamin Hoffman  as Deckhand
Alexander Schoenauer  as Miner
Aria Lyric Leabu  as Alice Miller
Salem Meade  as Molly Miller
Greg Tarzan Davis  as Orchard Worker
Jamie Bock  as Abigail
Karl Makinen  as Proprietor
Adam Zastrow  as Greasy Man (as Adam William Zastrow)
Bryan Scott Johnson  as Prospector
Kirk Geiger  as Weary Climber
Terry Notary  as Rail Worker / Live Action Reference Performance of Buck
Paul Mabon  as Second Rail Worker
Scott MacDonald  as Dawson Dog Seller
Tim DeZarn  as Hermit Fisherman
P.J. King  as Chief Deckhand
Michael Lanahan  as Attorney
Joshua Nazaroff  as Gambling Orchard Worker
Alex Solowitz  as Miner #1
Martin J. Riddell  as Miner #2
Wes Brown  as Mountie
Ellen Buckley  as Preacher Lady
Dillon Daniel Mutyaba  as Buffalo Solider (as Dillon Daniel)
Alexander Lewis  as Dry Goods Shopkeeper
Michael Froton  as Man Selling Used Equipment
Anthony Fox  as Man Selling New Equipment
Patty Ann Nix  as Stew Vendor
Craig Reed  as Stew Seller
Bo McCann  as Man with the Dishes
Aureelia E. Richards  as Child
Haley Benson  as Townswoman
Lucinda Jubb  as Disgusted Lady
Jonney Ahmanson  as Man Reading Newspaper
Preston Bailey  as Teenager on Stoop
Monty Stuart  as Wagon Driver
Tom Crisp  as Ice Man #1
Aviel Ayoung  as Ice Man #2
Larry Cedar  as Grocer
Mac Jarman  as Paperboy
Lon Gowan  as Mailman
John Apicella  as Ship's Captain

Release date

When is The Call of the Wild movie release date?

"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, 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 Company, Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Galaxy Distributors and HBO Max.


What are The Call of the Wild filming details?

The duration of the film is 100 minutes. With a budget of $125 - 150 million, the film grossed over $111.1 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.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Call of the Wild movie?

"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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