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Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

Jeff Daniels
Director: Carroll Ballard Cast: Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
, Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
, Dana Delany
Dana Delany
Carroll Ballard

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Inspired by a true story, Fly Away Home is a family drama about Amy Alden (Anna Paquin), a 13-year-old girl who, after the tragic death of her mother, is sent to live with her father Thomas (Jeff Daniels), a sculptor. Amy misses her mother and has never enjoyed a very warm relationship with her father, so the first few months in her new home are very difficult for her. However, one day Amy finds a nest full of eggs, which was tossed away by land developers clearing a wooded area. Amy brings the eggs home and builds a makeshift incubator; a few weeks later, a flock of tiny Canadian Geese are hatched. While caring for her new pets makes Amy happier, a problem soon presents itself -- young geese "imprint" on the first creature they see after hatching and follow it, as if it's their mother. Without a mother to show them how to fly south for the winter, how will they learn normal migratory patterns? Thomas comes up with a solution to the problem: as a hobby, he flies Ultralights, lightweight aircraft that look like gliders with engines. If he puts Amy in an Ultralight and has her fly the migratory route to the South, perhaps the birds will follow her and learn the route their mother would normally teach them. Amy's adventures help her learn about independence as she tries to teach it to the birds, bringing her closer to her father.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
UPC: 0043396295346
Original Release: 1996
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 18,069

Special Features

Director and cinematographer commentary; Operation Migration: Birds of a Feather featurette; HBO Making Of: Leading the Flock featurette; BD Live enabled

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Daniels Thomas Alden
Anna Paquin Amy Alden
Dana Delany Susan Barnes
Terry Kinney David Alden
Holter Graham Actor
Jeremy Ratchford Glen Seifert

Technical Credits
Carroll Ballard Director
Carol Baum Producer
Caleb Deschanel Cinematographer
Sandy Gallin Executive Producer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Vince McKewin Screenwriter
Robert Rodat Screenwriter
John Patrick Veitch Producer

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