The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2005

PG|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
When Mac (Jerry O'Connell) goes to the northwestern Montana wilderness to join the National Forest Service as a ranger in 1919, he is little more than a cocksure 17-year-old, but his tough-as-nails boss, Bill Bell (Sam Elliott), sees to it that he becomes a man. Since Bell has a reputation for being the best ranger, Mac wants nothing more than to follow in his idol's footsteps -- though it often leads to some missteps. As time passes, the two develop a friendship, but Mac has much to learn.

Cast: Sam Elliott, Jerry O'Connell, Ricky Jay, Molly Parker, Don S. Davis, Robert Wisden, Michael Tayles, Tom Butler

Director: John Kent Harrison

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Gripping, Love, Love interest, Friend, Heartwarming, Transformation, Rise, Friendship