is the story of Ted Brooks, DDS (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a Miami dentist who discovers that he was adopted when he receives a letter informing him of the reading of his recently deceased mother's will, in Tolketna, Alaska. Once there, he discovers that he has inherited his mother's sled dogs, chief among them a temperamental husky named Demon. Though marketed as a wacky talking-animal comedy
, it's actually more of a story about exploring your roots, with some Fish out of Water
comedy at the beginning.
The story was inspired by the novel Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
, by Gary Paulsen.
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