Director: Nicholas Kendall Cast: Tod Fennell, Henry Czerny, Meredith Henderson

DVD (Stereo)


This Canadian movie about a boy and his dog during the early 1920s is set in the countryside southeast of Montreal. Twelve-year-old Sam MacKenzie (Tod Fennell) is the son of an Arctic explorer who vanished in the tundra. His mother Althea (Bronwen Booth) has remarried, but Sam isn't as close to his stepfather, country doc Asa Robinson (Henry Czerny), as he is to the wolf-like dog Kayla. Sam builds a dog sled to enter a race with Kayla, but he soon is stunned to learn a request was made to have local authorities kill Kayla. Peter Behrens' screenplay is based on the novel by Elizabeth Van Steenwik.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2000
UPC: 0033937031748
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: Questar
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:36:00

Special Features

Elizabeth Van Steenwyk: biography of the author; Kayla's Quebec: historical background; Thoughts to be shared with family & friends; Previews of additional Questar Family Classic Films; Stereo sound; Scene index

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tod Fennell Sam MacKenzie
Henry Czerny Asa Robinson
Meredith Henderson Jaynie Nightingale
Bronwen Booth Althea Robinson
Brian Dooley August Nightingale
Ricky Mabe Ernie Wallace
Daniela Akerblom Actor
Vlasta Vrana Actor
Carl Marotte Actor
William Ford Actor

Technical Credits
Nicholas Kendall Director
Peter Behrens Screenwriter
John Berrie Cinematographer
Jean-Marie Drot Editor
Claude Hazanavicius Sound/Sound Designer
Milan Kymlicka Score Composer
Pierre L'Abbe Sound/Sound Designer
Claudio Luca Producer
Nicoletta Massone Costumes/Costume Designer
Colin Neale Producer
Stephane Roy Art Director
Raymond Vermette Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Sam Meets Kayla [6:30]
2. An Introduction to Jaynie [3:21]
3. The Schoolchildren's Scorn [1:59]
4. Kayla Rescues Sam [5:19]
5. The Town Meeting [5:00]
6. A Hockey Game [6:53]
7. The Wild Dog Shoot [5:27]
8. The Piano Lesson [1:40]
9. A Talk About Sam's Father [1:56]
10. Sam and Kayla Become Friends [7:10]
11. The Racing Sled [10:02]
12. Training for the Race [3:29]
13. Building the Sled [12:03]
14. Jaynie Breaks Her Leg [5:13]
15. Saving Kayla [4:38]
16. Accepting the Truth [3:44]
17. The Race [6:05]
18. A Nice Family [4:50]

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