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Fly Away Home

The movie Fly Away Home was based on the book Father Goose: One Man, a Gaggle of Geese, and Their Real Life Incredible Journey South.

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Movie details for Fly Away Home

The movie was released in 1996 and directed by Carroll Ballard, who also directed Never Cry Wolf (1983), The Fly (1986) and Duma (2005). Fly Away Home was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney, Holter Graham, Jeremy Ratchford, Deborah Verginella, Michael J. Reynolds, David Hemblen, Ken James (II), Nora Ballard, Sarena Paton, Carmen Lishman, Christi Hill, Judith Orban, Jeff Braunstein, John Friesen, Chris Benson, Kevin Jubinville and Philip Akin.

 

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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... Read More
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 At first she's withdrawn and reclusive, but finds renewed happiness when she adopts an orphaned flock of baby geese and, later, teaches them to migrate using an ultralight.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. (Ironically, the digital video disc is not available in widescreen format, but the image quality is brilliant.) --Jeff Shannon

Book details for Father Goose: One Man, a Gaggle of Geese, and Their Real Life Incredible Journey South

Father Goose: One Man, a Gaggle of Geese, and Their Real Life Incredible Journey South was written by Bill Lishman. The book was published in 1995 by Crown Publishing Group (NY). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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