Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog

1995 PG 1h 27m DVD

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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog

1995 PG 1h 27m DVD
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In this heartwarming family adventure, teenager Angus McCormick (Jesse Bradford) finds and adopts a labrador retriever he names Yellow. During a boating trip with Angus's dad, a violent storm leaves Angus and his canine friend to drift ashore alone. With the help of his rugged survival instincts and one faithful yellow lab, the boy sets out on a harrowing trek through the wilderness. But will he survive long enough to make it home?
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this film portrays a boy's realistic struggle to survive in the wilderness. All of the carpentry and wilderness survival skills that Angus practices in his daily life are inspirational.

Sexual Content

There is a chaste kiss at the end of the film.


The only violence in this film is that of the stormy sea and the suffering that being stranded on an island causes.


Younger brother Silas says "crap." Angus says "damn" when he accidentally crashes the truck into a woodpile.

Social Behavior

Angus and his newfound canine friend Yellow help each other survive a perilous ship wreck. Angus's hard work and integrity provide a refreshing role model for teenage boys.


Quaker products are shown briefly in a shopping bag.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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