Movies Alaska (1996, Charlton Heston, Thora Birch) Published 4 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 Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago Temptation Island: Head in the Sand (S1EP7 USA Network Tues 26 Feb 2019) Mixed Messages: The couples are given the opportunity to communicate with their significant others. Airdate: Tuesday 26 February 2019 at... Episodes21 hours ago Chopped: Beer and Brats (S37EP4 FoodTV Tues 26 Feb 2019) Wonton Wonder: The chefs start with an appetizer basket that includes potato chips, then the entree basket includes a savory... Episodes21 hours ago World of Dance: The Qualifiers 1 – Season 3 Premieres Tues 26 Feb 2019 on NBC The Qualifiers 1: In the “World of Dance” season three premiere, global superstar Jenifer Lopez, dance phenomenon Derek Hough and... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.