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The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)



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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.

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Ray Wise
as Sol Gann
Verna Bloom
as Farm Woman
Bruce M. Fischer
as Charlie Linfield
John Finnegan
as Logging Boss
Jack Rader
as Employment Agent
Jordan Pratt
as Frankie
Campbell Lane
as Chicago Moderator
Max Trumpower
as Chicago Worker
Doug MacLeod
as Chicago Worker
Gary Chalk
as Chicago Worker
Dwight McFee
as Chicago Worker
Peter Anderson
as Unemployed Worker
Hagen Beggs
as Policeman
Clint Rowe
as Bullwhip
Jack Ackroyd
as Grocery Clerk
Walter Marsh
as Interrogator
Gabrielle Rose
as Exercise Matron
Marie Klingenberg
as Dormitory Matron
Scott Andersen
as Parker's Gang
Robert Clothier
as Railroad Official
Don S. Davis
as Railroad Brakeman
Alex Diakun
as Station Master
Sheelah Megill
as Lady at Mill
Jeff Ramsey
as Logging Driver
Doug Boyd
as Logger
Harvey M. Miller
as Railroad Deek
Tom Heaton
as Railroad Deek
Jennifer Michas
as Parker's Gang Member
Ian Tracey
as Parker's Gang Member
Scott G. Anderson
as Parker's Gang Member
Gary Riley
as Parker's Gang Member
Grant Heslov
as Parker's Gang Member
Bob Storms
as Logger
Hagan Beggs
as Policeman
Wally Marsh
as Interrogator
Thomas Heaton
as Railroad Deek
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Critic Reviews for The Journey of Natty Gann

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (12)

It's a typical animal adventure, stripped of its guts by an enfeebling if commendable effort to shield young viewers from violence and death.

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The real missing element is heart.

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Of course we all know what ''Natty Gann'' is leading up to, but it`s a testament to the landscape and to the freshness of Salenger that getting there is such a joy.

March 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

For the truth is that Natty Gann is a very good movie by anyone's standards.

March 30, 2020 | Full Review…

How sweet it is for a reviewer to encounter an unheralded film that gladdens the heart and replenishes the soul The Journey of Natty Gann is one of that rare species It is a well nigh perfect film.

March 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Despite the script's simplicities and some over-lacquered photography from Dick Bush, enough warmth and sincerity remain to make this one of Disney's best family offerings for some time.

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Audience Reviews for The Journey of Natty Gann

Unforgettably Undeniably Disney

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

I definitely remember this movie.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


I remember it was okay, but I was pretty little

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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