White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild 2
A group of high school students gather for a wilderness trip amid mixed feelings of excitement, anticipation, and some apprehension. The organizer of their expedition is one of their teachers, Mr. B, a caring man who exerts a strong influence on the youths. When their bus deposits them at the edge of the area where they will begin their trek, they divide into two teams. Mr. B leads The White Wolves, while another teacher, Miss Darwin, leads The Apaches. Each team is given a destination which they must reach via hiking, white water rafting, and mountain climbing. There's a sense of camaraderie among the teens except for one maverick, Benny, a troubled loner whose father is in jail. Mr. B is a Big Brother to Benny and hopes the expedition will be a good experience for the boy. All goes well until a freak accident occurs when Mr. B is severely injured in a fall from a cliff. The youths must then use all their survival skills to save Mr. B and find their way back to civilization.
- Starring: Ami Dolenz and Matt McCoy
- Director(s): Catherine Cyran
- Producer(s): Julie Corman
- Screenwriter(s): Catherine Cyran
- Distributor: Concorde Pictures
- Release Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1993
- Rating: Acceptable
Featured Animal Action
As the film begins there is a series of isolated wildlife shots such as a hawk flying, a raccoon eating by a stream, cattle in a field and a cougar jumping down a small incline. Some of this was natural footage, but some required simple staging. The raccoon was actually eating a favorite treat, a marshmallow. The cougar jumped from point A to point B with food as a reward. A white wolf seen at various times during the film was a trained white wolf. The wolf was filmed separately and all of the wolf's actions involved crossing from point A to point B in various locations. A scene in which a bear runs and attacks the campers, was filmed in cuts using both a real bear and a man in a bear's suit. As the bear attacks one of the girls, the others try to help her by beating the bear off with sticks. This scene was also shot in cuts. The actress and the bear were never close. For a close-up shot, the trainer waved a stick in front of the bear's face, without touching or alarming the bear. Using food as a reward, the bear had been trained to stand on his hind legs and swat the air. The shot of the bear standing and swatting was filmed separately. In a close-up shot, a stick is shown hitting bear fur, but the real bear was not there. This was a fake bear suit.