''Alaska'' is a 1996 film about two kids, Sean and Jessie Barnes with a MissingMom who search for their bush pilot father Jake 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:
* AffablyEvil: Perry is friendly enough to Sean and Jessie. [[spoiler:Too bad about the poaching]].
* AgeAppropriateAngst: Sean, who reasonably gets angry over his mother being dead.
* BigBad: Colin Perry, the main antagonist of the film.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:The polar bear cub helps Sean and Jessie rescue Jake and reunite with him]].
* BigNo: Sean shouts this when he and Jessie realize that [[spoiler:Perry is about to tranquilize the polar bear cub]]. And a few minutes later, Jessie does the same when [[spoiler:Perry escapes with the cub in his helicopter]].
* 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.
* EvilPoacher: Perry is a poacher who intends to recapture the polar bear after Sean and Jessie release him.
* 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.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Perry shoots Mr. Koontz and his helicopter with his own tranquilizer darts after the cub bites Perry's leg]].
* IdiotBall: The search and rescue team; see FailedASpotCheck.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Sean is a jerk to his father and his sister. After refusing a compass as a gift, [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead he wishes that his father died instead of his mother]]. He eventually grows out of it.
** 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 [[spoiler:until the end of the film]].
* SceneryPorn: This ''is'' Alaska we're talking about.
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler:Despite losing the cub and his helicopter, Perry and Koontz decide to make a break for it]].
* VisionQuest: Ben convinces Sean to treat the search like one.
* YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: Sean wished that Jake would have died instead of his mother. Later on, however, it turns into PartingWordsRegret.
* 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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