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Out in the wilds, an aged man tells his grandchildren a tale of his own youth. After his mother dies, his usually-absent father, whom he barely knows, takes him into these same wilds to hunt for a grizzly. They find a mother bear with two cubs. The hunters capture the cubs, but the grizzly captures the lad. Somehow, boy and bear bond and trek across the forest with dad and a First Nations friend on their trail. After a while, the boy figures out where he and his new mother are going: toward her cubs. Rifles, dogs, hunters, bear, cubs, father, and son are headed for a rendezvous.

Original Title Grizzly falls
Italian Title In fuga con l'orso
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 94'
Production Year 1999
Nationality Canada
Directed by Stewart Raffill
Screenplay Richard Beattie
Main cast Bryan Brown, Tom Jackson, Oliver Tobias

 regista Stewart RaffillSTEWART RAFFILL

Stewart Raffill (January 27, 1942) is a British director and screenwriter.
Emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States, his first work as a screenwriter was the film Two Boys and a Lion, by Walt Disney, starring Michael Douglas and then unknown Jodie Foster.
His love for wild animals is evidenced by his first direct film, When the north wind blows, which speaks of a hunter who goes to live in contact with the tigers.
Philadelphia Experiment won the best film award at the 1985 Fantafestival.