An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Production Year: 2005
February 19, 2013 15:00 (KSA) ~ February 19, 2013 14:00 (CLT)
During a nightly Porsche ride with his doting son Xan, white South African farmer Peter finds and adopts an orphaned cheetah cub, dubbed Duma.
It becomes the boy's inseparable playmate but Peter made it clear from the start that the cheetah should be returned to the wild before it reaches adulthood.
Soon the father is stricken down with a disease before the cheetah is returned. Xan's mother sells the farm and moves to the city.
The cheetah escapes and finds Xan, who decides to run away to the mountains with Duma.
On the way they face countless perils, which Xan's intelligence and Duma's instinct overcome.
- Alexander Michaletos
- Eamonn Walker
- Campbell Scott
- Hope Davis
Directed by: Carroll Ballard
Rating: PG for mild adventure peril