Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, bears and moose.Written by
Francis Fisher plays Jonathan Taylor Thomas' character's mother in this film. In 1991, she was cast as his character's mother in the show Home Improvement (1991), but was replaced due to poor early audience reaction to her. See more »
When summer recess begins, all trees have green leaves in their home town. It's the same thing when they come back home after their journey. But nowhere else in the USA do we see one single green leaf during the whole summer. It's obvious most of the film was shot during another season (late autumn or early spring). See more »
[about his older brothers]
They were most dangerous when they had a camera in their hands. They had a camera in their hands a lot.
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Right before the credits roll: On April 6, 1977 "The Predators" aired on NBC narrated by Robert Redford. Marty went on to produce the acclaimed series "Wild America". Mark became an Emmy award winner and one of the foremost wildlife filmmakers in the world. Marshall recently complete a documentary about endangered snails. He is now looking for bigger game. (Then a postcard of "Mom and Dad" saying "Greetings from Hawaii) And Agnes spent two glorious weeks on the beaches of Hawaii while Marty Sr. combed the island for car parts. See more »
Magic Carpet Ride
Performed by Steppenwolf
Words and Music by John Kay and Rushton Moreve
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
Published by Duchess Music Corporation/Kings Road Music (BMI) See more »
Although this is an old movie, I just saw it on television for the first time. It is a great Saturday afternoon movie to watch with kids. I didn't remember Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Weiss) in any other shows, but he has a very commanding presence on screen. The director really knew how capture his very cherub face with his captivating blond hair and haunting blue eyes.For a while I was just mesmerized watching how he moved throughout the film. I could actually 'see' his maturity and growth as he encountered many antics with his brothers. It was very believable and the theme is definitely something I would encourage my students to evaluate and analyze as their own lives reflect some of the same things these young men experienced. It had action, adventure, love and caring parents -for once! The family structure was secure and I was happy to see that. Our kids see so much violence and family destruction- they need to see something positive. I will definitely add this one to my list of videos my students can watch.
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