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In Search of a Golden Sky (1984)

Three children escape into the wilderness to avoid being placed in an orphanage.


Jefferson Richard




Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Napier ... T. J. Rivers
George 'Buck' Flower ... Zep Morrison
Cliff Osmond ... Russ McGuire
Anne Szesny Anne Szesny ... Luanne Morrison
Shane Wallace Shane Wallace ... Randy Morrison
Junior Richard Junior Richard ... Marcus Morrison
Josanne Wayman Josanne Wayman ... Irene Rivers
Beverly Rowland Beverly Rowland ... Aunt Marcy (as Beverly Booth Rowland)
Stafford Morgan ... David Morrison
Eric Hart Eric Hart ... Arthur Sutton
Craig Clyde ... Eddie Briggs
Jesse Bennett Jesse Bennett ... Carl Hodges
Bob Lee Bob Lee ... Jerry Doyle
Lynne Van Dam ... Mrs. Bonner
David A.J. Hampshire David A.J. Hampshire ... Bob Hoskins


Three children escape into the wilderness to avoid being placed in an orphanage.

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The true story of a family trapped in the wilderness and how they learn to survive


Adventure | Drama


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Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf der Suche nach dem goldenen Himmel See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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Charming family film
30 August 2017 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

By the 1980s, the "out in nature" family film was on its last legs, which may explain why after this particular effort was made in 1982, it took two years to find a distributor. It doesn't seem to have received much of a theatrical release, since it's pretty obscure and hard to find today, which is a shame. I will admit the movie is far from perfect. It's pretty low budget, ranging from the excessive use of stock footage to the fact the characters only seem to have one set of clothes each. It is almost totally free of action, and is quite slow at times. But all the same, I really enjoyed it. While it's slow, it has an easygoing charm all the way through. It emphasizes good values such as family ties and love, as well as respect for animals and the environment. A little religion is thrown in as well, but it's not heavy-handed. The cast does very well, particularly stars George "Buck" Flower and Charles Napier. The movie is a perfect antidote for the loud and strident family movies being made today.

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