• Publication date: January 4, 2013

Fly Away Home

Based on a true story, in New Zealand Amy Alden survives a car crash, sadly her mom doesn't. So she moves to Ontario to stay with her dad Tom. She finds a nest of eggs land developers had tossed, and once the Canadian geese hatch they 'imprint' on Amy. But therein lies the problem, how will the geese migrate to South Carolina to be able to survive the winter?

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 1996

MBC 2:

September 29, 2013 07:15 (KSA) ~ September 29, 2013 06:15 (CLT)

Based on a true story, in New Zealand Amy Alden (Anna Paquin) survives a car crash, sadly her mom doesn't. So she moves to Ontario to stay with her dad Tom (Jeff Daniels).

She finds a nest of eggs land developers had tossed, and once the Canadian geese hatch they 'imprint' on Amy. But therein lies the problem, how will the geese migrate to South Carolina to be able to survive the winter?

Tom's answer is the use of Ultralights, which are like gliders with a small engine. If Amy can teach the geese to follow her through the normal migratory routes, then the geese will have a chance to survive. This helps Amy out with her independence, something she tries to teach to her birds...

 

Starring:

  • Jeff Daniels
  • Anna Paquin
  • Dana Delany
  • Terry Kinney
  • Holter Graham
  • Jeremy Ratchford

Directed by:  Caroll Ballard

Rating:  PG for an opening accident scene and some mild language.