Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

A fun-loving American bulldog pup, a hilarious Himalayan cat, and a wise old golden retriever begin to assume the worst about their family when they are left in the temporary care of their owners' friend. But after several days, the worried animals decide to embark on a long trek through the rugged wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains in a quest to reach home and their beloved owners.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

You'll lose your heart to Chance, a fun-loving American bulldog pup; Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who lives up to her name; and Shadow, a wise old golden retriever...all of whom express themselves with very familiar human voices. The adventure begins when the loving owners of these irresistible pets are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast and nature alike.

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

The film was released on February 3 , 1993 and went on to gross over $40 million at the box office. The film was considered a success and a sequel was produced and released in 1996 titled Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco . The sequel featured the same animals and the same actors voicing the animals, except for Shadow, who was voiced by Ralph Waite in the sequel, because Don Ameche died shortly after playing his role in the first film.

The film was shot at various locations in Oregon. Four national forests were used in filming, these included Deschutes National Forest, Mount Hood National Forest, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, and Willamette National Forest. Cities and towns in Oregon that were used for filming included Portland, Oregon, Bend, Oregon, Joseph, Oregon, and Wallowa Oregon. Two other areas used for filming were the Columbia River Gorge and Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. This film was rated G by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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Chance, an American Bulldog (played by Rattler and voiced by Michael J. Fox ) and narrator of the film, opens the film by explaining that he is the pet of Jamie Burnford (Kevin Chevalia), but expresses no interest in his owner or having a "home" having lost faith in the concept after having been abandoned as a puppy. He shares his home with Shadow, (played by Ben and voiced by Don Ameche), an older Golden Retriever owned by Jamie's big brother Peter Burnford (Benj Thall), and Sassy, a Himalayan cat (played by Tiki and voiced by Sally Field ), owned by their sister Hope (Veronica Lauren). Bob Seaver (Robert Hays) is marrying Laura Burnford (Kim Greist), joining the family. Shortly after the wedding, the family goes on a trip to San Francisco, leaving the pets at a ranch belonging to Kate ( Jean Smart ), a family friend. Kate later goes on a cattle drive, leaving the animals at the ranch to be looked after by one of her ranch hands.

However, by this time, the animals think they have been abandoned, and Shadow begins to worry about Peter, so he decides to head for home. Sassy and a reluctant Chance follow. They head into the rocky, mountainous wilderness, with Shadow leading by instinct. After a night spent in fear of the woodland noise, the group stops to catch breakfast at a river. Two black bears steal Chance's fish, and when Chance barks at them in protest, they suddenly leave the fish and climb a tree. Chance cockily assumes that he has scared them off, but then a huge brown bear appears, causing the group to quickly flee, also. At another river, Sassy refuses to swim across to follow the dogs, running along the river until she reaches a path of wood that seems to cross its breadth. Halfway across, it breaks apart and she falls in. Shadow jumps in to try to save her, but she goes over a waterfall. Shadow and Chance search for her along the bank, but as night falls, they mourn their loss and continue without her.

A half-drowned Sassy is rescued from the river by a man who lives in the woods, who nurses her back to health. Without Sassy, the dogs struggle to catch fish from the river. A mountain lion begins stalking them. Chance spots the mountain lion while he is fishing. He tells Shadow, but Shadow does not believe him until he sees it himself. The mountain lion follows them to the edge of a cliff. Chance, in a "just in case I don't make it, this is where my treasures are" statement, tells Shadow where he has buried everything at home. When Chance mentions that the remote control is buried under the seesaw, Shadow sees a balanced rock shaped like a seesaw, which gives him an idea. Shadow comes up with a plan to defeat the mountain lion. While Shadow acts as the bait, Chance waits until the mountain lion steps onto the end of the rock that's touching the ground, and jumps on the other end, sending the mountain lion flying over the cliff and into a river. The mountain lion retreats, filled with humiliation and irritation at its defeat. Sassy hears them barking in celebration and follows the sound to rejoin them.

The animals continue on their way, but Chance tries to befriend a porcupine, ending up with a load of quills from its tail in his muzzle when it grows irritated at him and swats him in retaliation. His friends are unable to pull them out, and as they journey on, they find a little girl named Molly (Mariah Milner), who is (for an unexplained reason) lost in the woods. Too loyal to ignore her, they stand guard over her during the night and keep her warm. In the morning, Shadow finds a rescue party, which includes Molly's parents, and leads them back to her. Molly's father thanks Shadow for saving his daughter's life.

The forest rangers with the party recognize the animals from a "missing pets" flyer they received and take them to the local animal shelter, which is dubbed by Chance as the "Pound". Because Chance has had previous experiences with being in a dog pound and a subject that Shadow never believed was an actual place, he panics and warns the others to run. Sassy gets away while he and Shadow are taken inside. As the medical staff remove the quills from Chance's muzzle, Sassy sneaks in and frees Shadow. Together they retrieve Chance, now quill-free, and escape the shelter, without realizing that their owners were on their way to get them and take them home.

Finally, after much traveling, the trio reaches the outskirts of their hometown. By this point Chance is actually looking forward to seeing Jamie again, having a change of heart. They cross through a train yard when Shadow falls through some old boards into a muddy pit, injuring his leg. With Sassy and Chance persuading him, he tries to climb out of the pit, but is unable to do so. Lying down, he says he is too old and that they should go on without him. Chance jumps into the pit to try to get him going, but Shadow refuses to move. He almost dies, much to Chance's sadness. Near dusk, the family is out in the backyard playing basketball, when Jamie claims to hear Chance barking. The others think he is imagining things, but moments later Chance comes running over a hill, happily tackling "his boy". Sassy follows to be reunited with Hope, and Peter hopefully looks for Shadow, but when he doesn't show up, Peter says he was too old and it was too far of a walk for him and turns to go back inside. As he does, Shadow, very much alive, is seen limping over the hill (how he able to get out of the muddy pit is unknown). Peter turns back around and shouts Shadow's name as the two run towards each other.

As everyone watches, Chance narrates how it was Shadow's belief that brought them home and how the years seemed to lift off of him, making him a puppy again after being reunited with his best friend. While everyone goes inside, Chance stays behind for a moment, ending his narration by saying he had a family and for the first time in his life, he was really home before happily running into the house.

  • Don Ameche as the voice of Shadow
  • Michael J. Fox as the voice of Chance
  • Sally Field as the voice of Sassy
  • Robert Hays as Bob Seaver
  • Kim Greist as Laura Burnford-Seaver
  • Benj Thall as Peter Burnford-Seaver
  • Veronica Lauren as Hope Burnford-Seaver
  • Kevin Chevalia as Jamie Burnford-Seaver
  • William Edward Phipps as Quentin
  • Gary Taylor as Frank
  • Jean Smart as Kate
  • David McDonough as Foote
  • Mark L. Taylor as Kirkwood
  • Frank Welker as Birdzilla and Mountain Lion
  • Ed Bernard as Desk Sergeant
  • Don Alder as Molly's Father
  • Woody Eney as Forest Ranger 'Mark'
  • Jane Jones as Molly's Mother
  • Kit McDonough as Female Forest Ranger
  • Nurmi Husa as The Caterer
  • Mariah Milner as Molly
  • Bart the Bear as Bear
  • J.E. Penner as Bob's Mom
  • Caroll Spinney as Dog
  • Nicholas Mastandrea as Hal

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The film holds an 87% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 30 reviews.

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A number of scenes cut from the movie were included in TV broadcasts:

  • Peter washing Chance with a hose after Chance eats the wedding cake.
  • Kate taking the pets on a car ride.
  • Bob being invited to a barbecue, only for the kids to remind him that the barbecue falls on the day he had promised to take them to visit their pets.
  • Kate finding the note she had written Frank that he had not seen, and then calling the pound to know if the pets are found before she realizes they're heading for home (revealed to be Fresno).
  • Sassy observes the man at the river playing the saxophone at night.
  • The man at the river bringing his goat into his house while he leaves.
  • Before crossing the tracks, the pets search for food in the dumpster but found nothing.
  • The climax and ending of the film were briefly referenced in the live-action remake for 101 Dalmatians .
  • During Sassy's breaking into the pound to rescue the dogs, the theme song for Mission Impossible acts as the BGM.
  • Miracle, Leica, Spirit, Steggy, Adoration, Steeple, and Droopy screech for Sassy.

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

February 3, 1993

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The adventure begins when the loving owners of Chance, Sassy and Shadow are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast, and nature alike.

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So there I was, sitting in a theater with a lot of kids, watching an animal picture. Worse, an animal picture where the animals talked. And even worse, not an animated movie, but a live-action film where the animal's lips don't even move when they talk. How do they do it? Ventriloquism, or telepathy? The movie was about a wise old dog and an impetuous young pup and a snotty cat. Their human owners are about to go to San Francisco on business, and leave the animals with a friend who lives on a ranch on the other side of the mountains. But will the animals understand that they are not being abandoned? Or will they think they're trapped in a nightmarish four-footed remake of " Home Alone "?  I started to think of possible titles. "Bone Alone"? I asked myself what I was doing watching this movie. And then a funny thing happened. I got hooked by the story. I started to like the thing. The pets decide to return home, by crossing a mountain range. Along the way they have a lot of amazing adventures, few of them possible, most of them fun.

"Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" is a movie frankly designed for kids, and yet it has a certain craftsmanship and an undeniable charm, and if you find yourself watching it with a child you may end up liking it almost as much. You will almost certainly not be as disturbed when the cat, named Sassy, gets swept over a waterfall and is given up for drowned, because you know the unwritten rule in this genre is that kitty will turn up, wet and mad, a little farther downstream.

The animal actors - Ben the wise one, Rattler the brash one, and Tiki, the spoiled feline - are given voices by Don Ameche , Michael J. Fox and Sally Field . Sometimes the voices are just a little too smooth, but some of the lines are good, especially Sassy's.*

And the adventures are exciting almost precisely in proportion to their impossibility. By the time one dog lures a mountain lion onto the end of a log and the other dog jumps on the other end to catapult the dangerous beast into the river, we have given up looking for credibility, and are waiting for the animals to start solving mathematical equations and picking out simple tunes on the piano.

The director, Duwayne Dunham , and his cinematographer, Reed Smoot , must have had considerable patience to put together all of the complicated stunts in this movie. The animals must have, too. The movie is based on a 1963 Disney picture named "The Incredible Journey," unseen by me. In that one, I gather, the animals did not speak. I'm not sure if they did tricks with mountain lions.

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Did You Know? 8 Incredible Facts About Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

By Jim Fanning

Take one cat and two dogs who comically converse among themselves in human voices, separate them from their humans, and send them off on a perilous quest through the Sierra Nevadas to find their family, and you have Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. This Disney hit, the popularity of which inspired a sequel in Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996), is a remake of Walt Disney’s classic 1963 film The Incredible Journey . Released on February 12, 1993, this live-action comedy-adventure celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, so to fete the film and its two fidos, Shadow and Chance, and their feline friend, Sassy, here are some fascinating facts about this beloved Disney animal adventure.

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1. The Incredible Journey Began with a Book… and a Movie The story of Homeward Bound : The Incredible Journey starts with The Incredible Journey , a top-selling book by Sheila Burnford. The author based her novel about the unstoppable animal trio on her own pets. Her three animals were her constant companions in England during World War II, and the pets were themselves inseparable. “They were closer than any other dog and cat relationship I have ever seen,” she said of her English Bull Terrier and Siamese cat. “Sleeping in the same basket, hunting and playing together, they made a lawless pair.” Later, a young Labrador was added to the mix, and the pup guarded the older dog when the Bull Terrier’s eyesight began to fail. It was this remarkable animal-kingdom kinship that inspired the author to write The Incredible Journey . Less than a year after its publication in 1960, the book became an international bestseller. Walt Disney immediately saw that this extraordinary story would make a compelling film. Released in 1963, The Incredible Journey became an iconic Disney animal film.

2. Two Oscar ® Winners Team Up One of the primary differences between the original film and Homeward Bound is that the animals talk. Since audibly revealing the thoughts of the pets is integral to the story, the casting of the actors who could convey personality with their voices alone was crucial. Consequently, the Homeward Bound filmmakers cast Academy Award ® -caliber talent. Two-time Oscar ® winner (For Best Actress in Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984)), Sally Field performs the voice of Sassy, the sophisticated Himalayan feline. As for the voice of Shadow, Don Ameche was signed to vocalize the wise Golden Retriever. A movie star from Hollywood’s golden era, Ameche experienced a popularity resurgence when he won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for Cocoon (1985). Homeward Bound marked a return to Disney for Don as he had starred in the popular comedy The Boatniks (1970).

3. Fox Voices Dog When Emmy Award-winning TV and movie star Michael J. Fox voiced Milo Thatch in Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), animator John Pomeroy noted, “He was a virtuoso at the microphone, and he understood the situation and would improve it. He also improvised emotional nuances that weren’t in the script and made the character very sympathetic.” When Fox worked on Homeward Bound a few years earlier, he brought that same vocal skill to performing the voice of the enthusiastic American Bulldog pup, Chance.

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4. The Animal Actors of Homeward Bound Each of the animal actors portraying the three four-footed leads worked for up to seven weeks before shooting even began. Each responded to voice and sound commands, and each was rewarded for its performance not with movie-star perks, but with liver treats. The heart of Homeward Bound is of course the unusual bond between the three, which meant normal canine and feline conflict had to be dealt with. “There are certain restrictions to working with dogs and cats together,” said head dog trainer Gary “Sam” Vaughn. “But there are rewards, too. By nature, they don’t get along. But our animals spent so much time together that they have become very close. These animals developed affections for each other and the actors that come through on screen.” Added veteran animal coordinator and trainer Joe Camp, “This is the first time where you have animals, not just performing a behavior, but actually their behaviors interacted between each other. They’re in a sense communicating with their partner.”

5. Beauties and the Beasts Homeward Bound has quite a Disney animation pedigree. Along with Donald W. Ernst, co-producer of Aladdin (1992), Kirk Wise, co-director of Beauty and the Beast (1991), served as executive producer . In that capacity, Wise supervised the writing and recording of the animals’ dialogue and was involved in casting the voice talents. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton came to Homeward Bound after penning the screenplay for Beauty and the Beast , while co-screenwriter Caroline Thompson also wrote Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas , released in 1993, the same year as Homeward Bound .

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6. Stand-In Pets and Supporting Players Ben, Rattler, and Tiki, the main animals portraying Shadow, Chance, and Sassy, receive star billing in the film, but, in reality, Chance and Shadow were each played by four dogs, while Sassy was played by 10 cats. The additional animals were brought in to perform specialty actions or simply to give the lead animal performers a break. Other animals in the Homeward Bound cast include a mountain lion, an owl, black bears, a porcupine, and a skunk.

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7. Chance, Sassy and Shadow’s Human Family The first Incredible Journey film adaptation focused primarily on the animals’ journey, but this later version was expanded to examine the special bond between a child and his pet, especially as exemplified by Peter (Benj Thall) and his relationship with Shadow. “There is a magic between children and animals that adults can’t touch,” observed co-producer Mack Bing. “This magic was evident on and off screen. There’s an almost visible chemistry in that special relationship that makes this film work.” Producer Jeffrey Chernov added, “To me, the most important part of this movie is about family. The human characters don’t start out as a solid family, but they grow into one.” The animals’ family is named Burnford in honor of the original book’s author.

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8. Incredible Journey, Incredible Scenery Though the original book and movie took place in Ontario, Canada, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is set in California as the pets’ trek takes them through the wilds of the Sierras. In reality the movie was filmed in Oregon. “Oregon is a popular site for filmmaking because of its varied topography,” location manager Mark C. Hughes said. ”In this film, we used parts of downtown Portland to substitute for San Francisco; eastern Oregon to serve as Bishop, California, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness area, which bears a striking resemblance to the Sierra Nevadas.” Filming took place from August through October 1991. Midway through the project, the film crew packed their cameras and equipment on mules and horses and rode more than 15 miles of protected wilderness areas into the Eagle Cap area in the Wallow Mountains for three days of filming in the forest. “My job was almost made easier by Mother Nature,” said production designer Roger Cain. “You look around to decide what needs to be done to the surroundings and realize that there’s no way you can improve on the grandeur of the scenery. I think that the audience will feel awed by how remote a journey these animals are on.”

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One of Fox's best roles as a voice actor is bringing to life Chance, one of the lost dogs in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey . The voices of the animals are a star-studded group, including the late Don Ameche as Shadow and Sally Field as Sassy the cat. It's impossible not to have one's heartstrings tugged by the story of Homeward Bound , as nearly everyone has experienced the deep love of having an animal companion and the terrible heartache of losing them. Chance, the dog Fox plays, often serves as comedic relief but is still very lovable.

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Though it premiered in 1993, Homeward Bound is just as moving and relatable to children today as it was in the '90s. The film is a remake of the 1963 movie The Incredible Journey but still distinguishes itself as a worthy successor to the classic tale. While it's meant for children, Homeward Bound has plenty to enjoy for audiences of all ages. Thanks to amazing voice acting, the internal monologs of the animals feel just as real and urgent as their human counterparts.

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As brantley foster.

Drawing parallels to the hit stage musical and movie of the same name, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , The Secret of My Success is a fun send-up of the corporate romantic comedy. Fox plays the young man Brantley Foster, who moves from the Midwest to New York City with a dream of becoming a big shot in the financial sphere. When things don't go his way, Brantley creates a false identity, Carlton Whitfield, to move through the ranks of his uncle's company, but soon finds that juggling this is more than he's capable of handling.

The film derives its comedy from the mixups and intrigue of multiple identities and overlapping love affairs that lead to unnecessary but humorous confusion. Unfortunately, The Secret of My Success never reaches the heights of How to Succeed , but it seems that the movie never expected it would. Instead, it presents a callback to the classic 1960s sex comedy in the form of the corporate world of the 1980s. Though Fox is up for the comedy and the romance, it's difficult to believe he's capable of his character's guile.

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6 Doc Hollywood (1991)

As dr. benjamin "ben" stone.

Though the movie is deeply rooted in comedy and plays with plenty of slapstick situations, it's the tender romance that stands out and gives the story depth.

The conceit of Doc Hollywood is classic and one that's been trodden many times by movies and TV shows alike. When Fox's Ben Stone accidentally takes a detour to a small southern town, his plans to become a flashing Hollywood plastic surgeon are upended by a chance encounter that blossoms into love. Contrived this may be, it's thanks to Fox that the formulaic romantic comedy is something more and makes a strong case for Fox as a romantic leading man. It's easy to see why his counterpart, Lou (Julie Warner), is swept off her feet despite Ben's overly confident nature.

Few other performers could handle the tropes and pitfalls of a movie like Doc Hollywood with the grace that Fox does, but he manages to make his dislikable character more than charming by the film's end. With a surprising appearance from a young Woody Harrelson as a minor antagonist in the story, there are hidden elements in Doc Hollywood that maintain its merit today. Though the movie is deeply rooted in comedy and plays with plenty of slapstick situations, it's the tender romance that stands out and gives the story depth.

Doc Hollywood is available to rent on Apple TV and Prime Video.

5 Back To The Future Part III (1990)

As marty mcfly.

The Back to the Future trilogy is reasonably strong in every installment, but the franchise does decline in quality with each successive iteration. Back to the Future Part III is by no means bad, and if it weren't for how good the first two films are, it might be higher on the list. However, Part III is the weakest of the films because it doesn't have a reason for being in the same way the other two do. The story of the first film is tight and clear, providing a straightforward setup for the second movie.

There was no justification for Part III outside of the enjoyment audiences got from the characters reuniting. However, this isn't necessarily negative, and the chemistry between Fox and Christopher Llyod never wavers, even as they're transported to the Wild West. Back to the Future Part III doesn't challenge its audience or its actors but merely serves as a victory lap that cements the trilogy as a highlight of Fox's career from start to finish. Going into Back to the Future Part III with limited expectations makes for a perfectly enjoyable time.

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The final entry in Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale's timeless trilogy, Back to the Future Part III wraps up Marty McFly and Doc Brown's adventures through time when Marty travels to 1885's Wild West to save his mentor, meeting Biff Tannen's ancestor "Mad Dog" and almost changing the course of history once again along the way.

4 Casualties Of War (1989)

As max eriksson.

It was a dramatic pivot for Fox, who was best known for his family-friendly films and sitcoms, or movies that leaned toward the romantic comedy genre.

Though Casualties of War is not considered historically accurate in its depiction of the Vietnam War, it still ranks as one of Fox's most technically well-received and well-made films. It was a dramatic pivot for Fox, who was best known for his family-friendly films and sitcoms, or movies that leaned toward the romantic comedy genre. Conversely, Casualties of War was an intense commentary on war crimes committed by American soldiers during the Vietnam War. The film's story is loosely based on true events.

It's an emotionally intense film, and while Fox is up to the challenge of shouldering this weight, not all of his costars are. A young Sean Penn plays Tony Meserve, one of the young men who commit the horrific and violent acts that spark the story's central conflict. One of the biggest issues with Casualties of War is that it perpetuates the narrative of the white savior, as Fox's Eriksson is the member of the squad who vehemently opposes the violence. However, Fox and Penn are excellent foils and work hard to anchor the grueling story.

Casualties of War is available to rent on Prime Video and Apple TV.

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Casualties of War (1989)

3 back to the future part ii (1989).

Better than Back to the Future Part III but not quite as successful as Back to the Future , Back to the Future Part II achieves its goal of subverting the story of the first movie. Though it came out several years later, the sequel picks up right where the original film leaves off and sees Marty travel to 2015 and witness who he will become one day. This flips his experience of Back to the Future , during which he gets to see who his parents were as teenagers, changing his whole outlook on their relationship.

What makes Back to the Future Part II original is how it doesn't rely on the same formula as the first movie or ride its coattails to notoriety. Overall, the story isn't as tight and leans into the surrealist elements of its predictions about a future society. Unfortunately, stories about the future are inherently less nostalgic than those about the past or present, so the appeal to emotion was never going to be as strong in Back to the Future Part II . However, it maintains momentum and includes many hilarious moments of physical comedy, even more so than the original.

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Taking up where the first movie left off, Back to the Future Part II sees Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the year 2015, where their efforts to fix the future end up causing even bigger problems as Biff Tannen wreaks havoc across the timeline with the help of a stolen sports almanac. Martin J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd return in Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale's second installment of their iconic trilogy.

2 Teen Wolf (1985)

As scott howard.

Not to be confused with the hit teen TV show of the same name, the 1985 movie Teen Wolf saw Fox turning into a much less sinister sort of werewolf than the kind typically depicted on screen. Unfortunately, Fox's more famous and critically lauded film, Back to the Future , came out the same year, so Teen Wolf was overshadowed by its success. However, this fun supernatural comedy was a twist on the movie monster. Though the shtick of the werewolf costume is a fun part of the movie, the best emotional beats come when Fox's character, Scott, is being himself.

Teen Wolf intimately understands how to use Fox's talents and lets him shine even in the undeniably goofy premise of the story.

The movie's story is a metaphor for adolescence and the journey everyone faces to accept themselves for who they are. Scott's journey is certainly hairier and paved with unexpected challenges, but it's still a universal tale. Additionally, Teen Wolf intimately understands how to use Fox's talents and lets him shine even in the undeniably goofy premise of the story. Though it didn't receive the most glowing critical reviews, watching Teen Wolf today warms the heart.

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1 Back To The Future (1985)

Back to the Future remains the best time travel movie of all time, thanks to its strong internal logic and the consistency of the rules of time travel within the story. However, for most audiences, the science behind time travel matters much less than the amazing performances and iconic nature of the film. To this day, Back to the Future remains synonymous with the 1980s style of filmmaking and is demonstrative of how best to blend comedy and sci-fi for a movie that appeals to everyone.

Of course, Back to the Future 's great success would not have been possible without Fox and his first performance as the lovable Marty McFly. The smash hit that Back to the Future turned out to have far exceeded the popularity of a traditional summer blockbuster, and this is because of the emotional weight of the narrative. Throughout the film, the stakes are high enough that the audience genuinely worries for Marty and his fate and is moved by his development as a character. There is no better tribute to Michael J. Fox's talent than Back to the Future .

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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. In 1955, he meets his parents when they were his age, and must step in to make sure they wind up together before he gets back to 1985.

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  • Adaptation Name Change : From the book's "Bodger".
  • Adaptation Species Change : In the book, Bodger is an English Bull Terrier, while in the film, Chance is an American Bulldog.
  • Age Lift : Bodger was older than Luath (the retriever) in the book; however, Bodger still had the devil-may-care personality that Chance has.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude : He is able to talk, plan an escape out of a pound, and make pop-culture references.
  • Big Eater : A notable example is at the beginning of the film, where Chance manages to eat the entire wedding cake before the newlywed Seavers got a chance to cut it, much to the attendee's shock (and one old man's amusement). Chance later ends up regretting eating the cake when he is forced to vomit it out, apparently due to it disagreeing with his system.
  • Dark and Troubled Past : He already spent some time in the pound, where it's implied he only saw other dogs being put down.
  • Deadpan Snarker : Chance and Sassy frequently try to out-quip each other in the second film.
  • Dogs Are Dumb : Shadow lampshades this repeatedly. It's more likely that he was meant to be young and naive, as compared to every other dog in the movie and sequel who range from quite knowledgeable (Shadow), to street smart (Riley).
  • Meaningful Name : It's mentioned In-Universe ; Chance got his name when he got his "second chance" after being adopted.
  • Older and Wiser : In the second film, to an extent. He now knows that the "squirrel having a bad hair day" is a porcupine, and the smelly animal from the hollowed log is a skunk. He also still has scars on his muzzle from where the porcupine nailed him.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers : Chance and Delilah. Delilah is a streetwise city dog who's wary of humans and Chance is a house pet.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds : With Sassy. The two practically never stop bickering and complaining about each other, but when push comes to shove, they try as hard as anyone else to help the other out.

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  • Adaptation Name Change : Luath is renamed Shadow for the movies.
  • Adaptation Species Change : Shadow is Luath's breed type but he is a Golden Retriever while Luath was a Labrador.
  • Age Lift : In the movies Shadow is older than Chance while it is switched in the books. However Shadow is as stone-cold determined just like Luath.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude : He is able to talk to the others, plan an escape out of a pound, and understand pop-culture references.
  • Deadpan Snarker : While not on the same level of Chance and Sassy he can be quite coldly sarcastic.
  • Determinator : Shadow is injured and trapped, and tells Chance to go on without him. He somehow manages to get home anyway.
  • Disney Death : Shadow becomes trapped after falling through the floor of an old shack. Initially we're led to believe he doesn't make it home with Sassy and Chance, but he comes over the hill just as Peter turns away.
  • A big subversion comes about halfway through the first movie when Shadow fails to save Sassy when she falls in the river, not that he didn't do everything he could.
  • In Lost in San Francisco , he pulls off a Heroic Fire Rescue to save a boy trapped in a burning house. One of Riley's gang even notes his bravery.

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  • Mentor Occupational Hazard : Subverted. It looks as though Shadow won't make it — he even gives Chance a "you have to go on without me" speech — but he gets home.
  • Not So Above It All : He at first appears to be the more mature and serious of the trio: then again he frequently falls on dogs' "foolishness and dumbness" instinct. You have to remind that it's all his idea to try to return their home in the first movie while putting their two companions in danger by adventuring in the wildness.
  • Team Dad : Out of the three, Shadow is the oldest, wisest and most mature, and he frequently tries to protect the others and keep them from getting into too much trouble. He especially acts as a mentor to Chance.
  • Undying Loyalty : Even though Shadow doesn't understand why he was left behind, he never stops believing in Peter or trying to get back to him. Justified as dogs are already famed for their often incredible loyalty to their human companions, with Golden Retrievers like Shadow being reputed as being one of the most loving and loyal breeds.

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  • Adaptation Name Change : The character Sassy is based on is a male Siamese cat named Tao in the original novel.
  • Cats Are Mean : Downplayed. Sassy is snarky, but kind and heroic.
  • Cats Are Snarkers : Sassy lives up to her name.
  • Sassy is quite arrogant and condescending to Chance, often talking about how cats are superior to dogs.
  • This bites her in the hind end when she ignores Shadow's warnings and attempts to cross the dangerous part of a river, all the while chanting "Cats rule and dogs drool!" This leads to her going over a waterfall and almost dying. This experience makes her more humble and grateful for her canine companions (but no less pampered than before).
  • Cats Hate Water : Sassy goes out of her way to find a way to cross a river without getting wet. Unfortunately for her, one part of a log she finds isn't quite stable and it collapses, dumping her into the river and sending her over the Inevitable Waterfall .
  • Cats Have Nine Lives : Sassy references the idea after barely surviving going over a waterfall: Sassy : "Was that my sixth life? Meh, I'll just say it was my fourth."
  • Comical Overreacting : Sassy after Chance pushes her off of the seesaw and into the sandbox, landing on her feet. Sassy : He threw me in the big litter box! Call the vet now! I've never in my life! I think my fur is falling out! I'm losing my fur!
  • Deadpan Snarker : Chance and Sassy frequently try to out-quip each other.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt : Sassy being the feline with Chance and Shadow being the dogs.
  • Gender Flip : The character Sassy is based on is male in the original novel.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold : She may be smart aleck and brash, but she still means well.
  • Meaningful Name : Sassy is a snarker.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds : With Chance. The two practically never stop bickering and complaining about each other, but when push comes to shove, they each try as hard as anyone else to help the other out.

Riley's Gang

  • Dogged Nice Guy : Bando thinks of Delilah as his girlfriend, in spite of the fact that Delilah has told him multiple times that they're friends, nothing else.
  • Freudian Excuse : Riley was bought as a gift, then abandoned when the kid he was supposed to be a present for didn't want him. Needless to say, there's a reason he's bitter.
  • Porky Pig Pronunciation : Stokey stutters, but only when he scratches himself.
  • Shipper on Deck : Sledge accepts Delilah and Chance, and doesn't think Banjo is good enough for Delilah.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend : Delilah is quite willing to attack and try to stop the Blood Red Van (which has been kidnapping animals to sell to labs) to get Chance back.

The Burnfords / Seavers

  • Adaptation Name Change : All of them except Peter have different names in the book versus the film.
  • Decomposite Character : The family has three children instead of two, and Peter, like his namesake, "belongs" to the older dog, while Jamie "belongs" to the bull-type dog, both of which were Bodger in the original film.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt : It applies to the humans as well, since "Hope belongs to Sassy" and they're both female, while "Jamie belongs to Chance" and "Peter belongs to Shadow" and they're all male.
  • This Is My Human : At the beginning of the film, Chance is describing their supposed owners and says "Hope belonged to Sassy" and "Peter belonged to Shadow."
  • Damsel in Distress : Pretty much fits the description of one. She's a little girl who's lost in the woods, with her parents and a search party trying to find her. Luckily, Shadow, Chance, and Sassy find her before anything nasty does, and keep her safe and warm until the search party comes near.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished : Played with. The animals reward for finding Molly and leading the search party to save her is being taken to a pound. To Chance, this is a Fate Worse than Death . But the animals don't understand that their owners are on the way and that they'll only be there for a little while, necessitating a Great Escape .
  • Small Role, Big Impact : She's only in the film for a few scenes, but it's because of the animals finding Molly that they end up in the pound, resulting in the movie's third act.

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  • Arc Villain : The closest this movie has to a villain, he serves as the primary obstacle to the escape from the pound.
  • Butt-Monkey : He gets outwitted by Sassy, run over by Chance, and knocked on his butt by Shadow.
  • Fat Bastard : One scene shows chowing down on a bunch of food, and he’s the only human openly antagonistic to the animals.
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Hey, it's been a lot of fun hanging out with Brent. Today's the day where I might be leaving later today. I might be leaving tomorrow morning. I'm gonna be homeward bound. So homeward bound means that you are on your way home. Right, now, so do you think that you're going to stop along the way? It's a twelve hour drive. Maybe you'll get tired and stop halfway. I might stop halfway, or I might do it in a straight shot. So that would mean that I'm going to drive for 11 hours straight. I don't think that's going to happen, but you probably should know that word anyway.

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So later today or tomorrow I will be homeward bound. I think there's a song homeward bound. There is. It's by Simon and Garfunkel. It's a great song. Is it the name of the song? It is, yes. I think there's a book or a movie that involves animals. Oh, there might be a dog that runs away from home and then eventually is home but, anyways, there's definitely a song. There might be a movie with that little phrase in it. And then this one's a little more obscure, maybe. I don't think a lot of people use this, but I might do it in a straight shot.

But hey, let's look at a comment from a previous video. You can talk if you want, Brent, while I look for the comment. Yeah, I'll talk about straight shot. I think we almost just use that with travel and a lot of times with driving. Yes. Like with a plane, you would use like layover. You would use different terminology. Definitely. Yeah. Because often you'll be like, it's a three hour drive. I'm going to leave at six and do it in a straight shot. I'm just going to go straight there. From Maxim Dear Bob, I hope you are doing well. I want to thank you for your amazing English lessons on YouTube. I watched all of your episodes when I was living in Ukraine. Your lessons helped me learn English and prepare for that ielts exam. Now I live and work in London, Ontario, Canada. And I think you might have been on a live stream recently mentioning that. Thank you so much for your help and teaching. It made a big difference in my life. Best regards, Maxim and my response. So cool that you're living in London. Welcome to Canada. I'm actually out that way every once in a while. Congrats on passing your ielts. So two things there. Ielts. That's a pretty good accomplishment. Absolutely. Sounds like a dream come true. Very cool. Congratulations on that. And then London, Ontario. Have you ever been there? I've not. When I hear London, I automatically think England. Yes. There's a lot of places in Canada and the United States that kind of harken back to England. So it's kind of a funny thing. Let's walk this way. I'm supposed to walk and talk during this part of the lesson. I almost forgot. Love it. London, Ontario. There's also a Stratford, Ontario. There's a Stratford in England as well. The Stratford in Ontario also has a theater. And you can go watch Shakespeare there and, yeah, definitely you can see the origins of those countries. Brent. Yep. Where are... what are we standing in front of? What is all this? So my brother loves wood and he has a lot of wood that he chops up. Some he sells to other people, some he actually uses to heat his house in the winter. Oh, yeah, we're in Maine. And if you look over here, this makes sense to me. Lots of firewood back there and then back over there. Lots of trees. Definitely. Pretty cool. Um, I noticed though that this. So Brent lives in a city? Yeah... Town? City? ...small city. Yeah, large town. So in a real city, there's lots of pav

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    Release Date: February 3, 1993. Genre: Action-Adventure, Animals/Nature, Family. The adventure begins when the loving owners of Chance, Sassy and Shadow are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they ...

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    Adaptation Name Change: Luath is renamed Shadow for the movies.; Adaptation Species Change: Shadow is Luath's breed type but he is a Golden Retriever while Luath was a Labrador.; Age Lift: In the movies Shadow is older than Chance while it is switched in the books.However Shadow is as stone-cold determined just like Luath. Amplified Animal Aptitude: He is able to talk to the others, plan an ...

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