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Rated
PG
Runtime 101 min
Ratings
91% critics Rotten Tomatoes
78% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 9+ Common Sense Media
Genre Adventure, Family
Release 09/27/85
Actors Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan
Directors Jeremy Kagan
Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes. Dad gets bitter and endangers himself in his new job. Meanwhile Natty has a series of adventures and mis- adventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars.
Genre Adventure, Family
Release 09/27/85
Actors Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise, Lainie Kazan
Directors Jeremy Kagan
Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes. Dad gets bitter and endangers himself in his new job. Meanwhile Natty has a series of adventures and mis- adventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars.