Movies Alaska (1996, Charlton Heston, Thora Birch) Published 7 months ago on October 10, 2018 Charlton Heston plays a mean, wily bad guy in this epic adventure yarn directed by his son, Fraser. The action is set against a stunning backdrop of magnificent, snowy peaks and features an irresistible polar bear that befriends a young couple in the wilderness. Jake Barnes (Dirk Benedict) and his two kids Jessie (Thora Birch) and Sean (Vincent Kartheiser) have moved to Alaska after the death of Benedict’s wife. Jake is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During a delivery his plane goes down in the mountains, prompting Jessie and Sean to set out on an adventure to find their father – with the help of a polar bear they have saved from ferocious poacher Perry, played by Heston. The film is perfect family fare with amiable performances from the two kids looking for their Dad. But as the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out: the show is stolen ‘by Agee, the adorable polar bear cub who was specially trained for Alaska and wins your heart when she slides front-paws-first down a snowy hillside.’ production details Canada | 109 minutes | 1996 Director: Fraser Clarke Heston Writers: Andy Burg, Scott Meyers cast Stephen E. Miller as Trooper Sam Harvey Vincent Kartheiser as Sean Barnes Thora Birch as Jessie Barnes Dirk Benedict as Jake Barnes Ben Cardinal as Charlie, Quincy Air Service Kristin Lehman as Florence Dolly Madsen as Mrs. Ben Don S. Davis as Sergeant Grazer Charlton Heston as AdventureAndy BurgBen CardinalCharlton HestonDirk BenedictDolly MadsenDon S. DavisFraser Clarke HestonKristin LehmanScott MyersStephen E. MillerThora BirchVincent Kartheiser Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes3 hours ago Victorian Sensations: Seeing and Believing Series Final Wed 5 Jun on BBC Four In the final episode of this series, psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores how the late Victorian passion for science co-existed with... Episodes3 hours ago The Looming Tower: The General (S1EP7 BBC-2 Fri 7 Jun 2019) The General: October 2000. John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels), anxious to chalk up a final ‘win’ in his FBI career, arrives... Episodes3 hours ago Summer Of Rockets Episode 3 airs Wed 5 Jun 2019 on BBC-2 Samuel (Toby Stephens) is tasked by Mr. Field (Mark Bonnar) to find out the names of the guests attending the... Episodes3 hours ago Hatton Garden Series Final airs Thurs 23 May 2019 A police surveillance team has found Collins (Alex Norton) through his white Mercedes, after it was captured on ANPR driving... Episodes3 hours ago Years And Years Episode 4 airs Tues 4 June 2019 Daniel’s (Russell Tovey) engagement to Viktor (Maxim Baldry) descends into panic, as events across Europe heat up. Rosie (Ruth Madeley)... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago The Final Mission: Foxy’s War airs Thurs 30 May 2019 on Channel 4 Former elite Special Forces soldier Jason Fox embarks on a highly personal journey back to Afghanistan, nearly a decade after... Episodes3 hours ago Hatton Garden Episode 3 airs Wed 22 May 2019 Two days have passed since the gang escaped from the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Vault with millions in stolen goods,... Episodes3 hours ago Location, Location, Location: Croydon and Reading Revisit (S32EP7 Channel 4 Wed 29 May 2019) The show catches up with two couples from 2017 who were in a race against time to find homes. In... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.