Friday, November 20, 2015

Warrior Spirit (TV)

Chasseurs de loups, chasseurs d'or – French title
Tales of the Wild: Warrior Spirit – English title
Warrior Spirit – English title

A 1995 Canadian, French, U.S.A. television co-production [Cinévidéo Plus (Montreal), Ellipse
    Animation, France 3 Cinéma, Gaumont Télévision (Paris), Trimark Pictures (Hollywood)]
Producer: Justine Héroux, Robert Réa, Jacques Salles, Christian Charret
Director: René Manzor (René Lalanne)
Story:  The Wolf Hunters; The Gold Hunters by James Oliver Curwood
Teleplay: René Manzor (René Lalanne), Thomas Parkinson
Photography: Pal Gyulay [color]
Music: Jean-Félix Lalanne
Running time: 94 minutes

Rob Elliot - Lukas Haas
Wabi - Allan Musy (Alain Lalanne)
Mukoki – Jimmy Herman
Minnetaki – Jessica Welch
Woonga - Byron Chief-Moon
Jean Drey - Jean-Pierre Matte
John Ball - Daniel Gélin
Mrs. Elliot - Dannette McKay
Milton – Danny Williams
Old Roderick – John Dapery
Principal - Dennis St John
Supervisor - David Francis
Recruit - Matt Holland
Brewster - Jason Tremblay
McKenna - Richard Zeman
Students - Andrew Greene, Hugo Veilleux
Old nurse – Ann Page
Museum guide - Alan Legros
Math teacher - Thomas Karle
Hunters – Peter Cox, Hunt Eagle
Woongatan – Ben Gauthier (Benoit Gauthier) Joel Belley, Larry Johnson
Stunt coordinators – David McKeown, Mike Scherer (Michael Scherer)
Stunts – Joel Belley, Claude Chausse, Peter Cox, Frank Gauthier (François Gauthier), Johnny Goar, Héléna Laliberté, Stéphane Lefebvre

While at boarding school Rod Elliot befriends Wabi when the other students harass him because he is an Indian. But Rod drops out of school to work when his family can't afford the tuition. When Wabi returns to the Yukon, he offers Rob a job as a fur trapper. But soon rumors of gold in the mountains distract Rob. Wabi decides to join Rod and search for gold, but the bonds of their friendship are tested when they encounter opposition from a hostile tribe and must struggle to escape with their lives.

Shown on French television January 7, 1995.

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