A 1996 film about two kids with a MissingMom who search for their bush pilot father who goes missing in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}} Alaskan]] wilderness. The kids meet a polar bear cub who helps them along the way. Little do they know that a poacher named Colin Perry (Charlton Heston) -- who captured the cub after killing her mother in the beginning -- is pursuing them.
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!!This film contains examples of:
* AgeAppropriateAngst: Sean, who reasonably gets angry over his mother being dead.
* DeadGuyPuppet: The poachers take the mother bear's hollowed out carcass and use it as a hand puppet to taunt the baby.
* EvilGloating: Perry delivers one before shooting the polar bear.
* FailedASpotCheck / HiddenInPlainSight: How hard is it for the search and rescue team to spot a bright yellow plane against a bunch of snowy mountains?
* HarmlessFreezing: Apparently, kids can be barefoot out in the frigid Alaskan wilderness without so much as socks without any adverse affect. Not even frostbite.
* IdiotBall: The search and rescue team; see FailedASpotCheck.
* {{Jerkass}}: Sean, ''and how.'' After refusing a compass as a gift, [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead he wishes that his father died instead of his mother]]. Geez!
** Not to mention the poachers teasing the cub with its mother's corpse, as mentioned below.
* KickTheDog: After the poachers killed a mother polar bear, ''they teased her captured cub by flailing the mother's hide right in front of the cub's cage for fun''.
--> '''Perry:''' ''"It's a shame to separate a mother and child, isn't it?"''
* KidsWildernessEpic
* LargeHam: Perry once again.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Ben the convenience store clerk, who even has a pet bald eagle. He calls him his "Tornac", or "spirit guide".
* PoliceAreUseless: The Alaskan Search-and-Rescue team.
* SceneryPorn: This ''is'' Alaska we're talking about.
* VisionQuest: Ben convinces Sean to treat the search like one.
* YourTomcatIsPregnant: The cub is referred as she for a while, until after a full-body hug from it Sean confirms it's a he. "Trust me, I got a very good look."
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