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The Journey of Natty Gann

101min.
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Plot & Details

Disney's The Journey of Natty Gann stars Meredith Salenger in the title role. During the Depression, Natty's father (Ray Wise) takes a job in a Northwestern lumber camp, leaving his daughter behind in Chicago with the promise that he'll send for her when he's put together enough money. Unwilling to wait that long, Natty runs away from her guardian (Lainie Kazan) and hops a freight bound for her dad's camp. In addition to the human friends she accrues along the way, including vagabond John Cusack and tough-but-nice juvenile delinquent Barry Miller, Natty is protected on her journey by a friendly wolf (actually a dog, but you try training a wolf). Journey of Natty Gann stretches its "PG" rating as far as possible, but it's still safe and sane entertainment for the younger crowd.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1985 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Albert Wolsky Nominated

Telluride Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1985 Telluride Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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