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Fly Away Home
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Fly Away Home

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Director: Carroll Ballard

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany

 

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An orphaned flock of geese bring together a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father as they learn the values of family while attempting to teach them to fly in this touching release for the whole family from Columbia/TriStar Video. Presented in standard 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan and featuring a variety of audio options, including closed-captioned English Dolby

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An orphaned flock of geese bring together a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father as they learn the values of family while attempting to teach them to fly in this touching release for the whole family from Columbia/TriStar Video. Presented in standard 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan and featuring a variety of audio options, including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as English, Spanish, and French Dolby Digital Stereo, this release also offers optional Spanish subtitles. Aside from the standard interactive menus, extra features are nonexistent.

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All Movie Guide
Fly Away Home is a rousing family tale at which Mom and Dad should find themselves as enthralled as the kids. Without the sugar-coating that plagues so many youth-oriented films, it addresses such serious topics as environmentalism, death, divorce, and reconciliation. As father and daughter, Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin turn in strong performances; the supporting geese are no less important. The adept director Carroll Ballard and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel previously worked together on The Black Stallion, and their subtle, delicate work is similarly impressive here. A credit to all involved, Fly Away Home is the rare family film that inspires as it entertains.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/1997
UPC:
0043396824393
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Pan & Scan]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:47:00

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Scene Index

Side#1--
0. Side#1--
0. Scene Selections
1. Preview [2:44]
2. Start [4:12]
3. "Mom died, didn't she?" [1:27]
4. One month later [2:02]
5. Dad's glider [3:12]
6. The workshop [2:01]
7. "Why is there a spaceship in the barn?" [1:46]
8. Susan [1:02]
9. Memories [2:08]
10. Land developers [2:25]
11. Orphaned eggs [3:26]
12. Uncle David [:58]
13. School daze [2:55]
14. Goslings [:30]
15. Town meeting [1:06]
16. Searching for Amy [1:50]
17. Breakfast with the flock [1:18]
18. Fuzzball research [1:08]
19. Mamma Goose [1:23]
20. Ordinance 9314 [2:29]
21. Tubtime and the bottom line [1:53]
22. Hot and bothered [2:16]
23. Dressing up [1:36]
24. Ergo [1:10]
25. Powered flights [2:33]
26. Name game [:52]
27. C-IBYE takes flight [:57]
28. ."..they Just Might Follow My Airplane, Too." [2:31]
29. Father Goose. [2:56]
30. Amy takes flight. [1:59]
31. "Suppose I built another aircraft...." [:59]
32. A stupid, irresponsible, hare-brained scheme? [1:00]
33. Flying lessons [1:24]
34. A natural goes solo [1:30]
35. Flying the coop [2:53]
36. "I'll see you again. You can count on it." [1:00]
37. Band practice and travel maps [1:05]
38. Bird brain [1:36]
39. Planning the odyssey [1:44]
40. One week left to push them into shape [2:05]
41. Searching for Igor [1:45]
42. Liberating the prisoners [4:19]
43. Crossing the lake [1:57]
44. Ufo [1:33]
45. Border check [:37]
46. Amy promises [:53]
47. Media coverage begins [1:20]
48. Following the wild ones [1:02]
49. Hunters. [1:20]
50. "What happened between you and Mum?" [2:34]
51. In the soup [1:23]
52. Goose kid in Baltimore [1:41]
53. Father goose down [3:04]
54. A nasty confrontation; directions [1:47]
55. Plea for silence [:32]
56. 10,000 Miles [2:51]
57. Mission accomplished [3:09]
58. End credits [3:27]

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Fly Away Home 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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PCakes23 More than 1 year ago
This is such an inspirational movie for what you can do if you really set out to do something. The young girl loses everything, at least she feels that way. A father trying to help his daughter, yet not being successful. Geese are the one thing that helps bring a father and daughter back together. This movie shows you the love and care for one another. Fly away home with its amazing music that couldn't have been done any other way brings tears and emotion to your heart. You will not be dissapointed or feel as if you have wasted 2 hours of your life. A great gift for any animal lover out there.
M32-b17 More than 1 year ago
This film not only holds you from the wondrous emergence of baby duckings out of their shells,their innate imprinting and group stumbling following of the very first Being they see, which happens to be a young girl instead of their lost mother,to wherever she goes, and as they mature, the compassionate and humanitarian realization by the girl's father that these, by now, loved and delighful 'pets' have no future unless they find a way to lead them on to their essential migration. You witness the father, a jack of all trades, but whose hobby is airplanes, devises that means of trying to LEAD them South to where they can become integrated with their Species and survive. You witness many, many failed efforts and final success to lead the adult ducks, who you have come to care about, in the air, amidst increasing publicity and enthusiasm, and you feel good about a very nice but hardly possible story. BUT, then you are gifted with TWO substantial DOCUMENTARIES about the Man and associates who ACTUALLY succeeded in ACCOMPLISHING THIS generous trip! The well-acted, believable "fictional" movie turns out to be further appreciated because you have now learned it was based on a TRUE action. Highly recommended for every member of the family,on this DVD with meaningful "Extras"!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish the AllMovie Guide had bothered to fact-check and list the proper species. Aside from that very annoying fact, this is a favorite movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fly Away Home is a heartfelt story of a developing relationship between a 13-year old girl and her estranged father. Thomas Alden (Jeff Daniels) travels to New Zealand to bring his daughter Amy (Anna Paquin) home to Canada following the death of her mother. The adventure begins when Amy rescues an abandoned nest of goose eggs, and, as she watches them hatch, imprints on the goslings and becomes their mother. In an effort to earn Amy¿s trust, Thomas commits to building two ultralights in hopes that Amy¿s geese will follow them to a warmer winter habitat. Watch for metaphors between Amy¿s maturing and her goslings becoming geese. I love this movie and have yet to see it through dry eyes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new Special Edition of Fly Away Home is a great DVD. It includes 3 documentaries, one about the movie, and two about the real Operation Migration team. This includes the 48 minute ''Ultra Geese'' video which gives a bit of history on the project. Fascinating stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie years ago when it first came out and really enjoyed it. I recently saw it again several times on TV and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed it years ago...so much so that I purchased it. My mom also really enjoyed it and now owns a copy for herself. It has great visuals and a sweet storyline. I think it is a movie that most will enjoy.
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