John Thornton is a rugged-but-aging man who hasn’t been the same since his son died.
It troubled him so much that he and his wife separated.
Soon thereafter, he moved to Alaska – the same location of the Klondike Gold Rush.
“I’m not looking for gold,” he says.
He’s only looking for peace.
Perhaps an encounter with a friendly dog will help. That’s exactly what happens when a large, lovable canine – specifically, a St. Bernard-Scotch Collie mixed breed – enters his life. Named “Buck,” this dog pulled mail carrier sleds before it was bought by a cruel gold prospector.
Thornton saved Buck from a likely death. But can Buck save Thornton before it’s too late?
The new film Call of the Wild (PG), based on the classic novel, tells the story of Thornton and Buck as they get back to nature to discover what they’re missing in life. It stars Harrison Ford as Thornton and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey TV series) as an evil gold prospector.
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