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** By extension of the above, [[spoiler:John Thornton]]. Killed in the book by natives, killed in the film by a delusional Hal, who assumes [[spoiler:John]] has been holding out with regard to a secret stash of Yukon gold and tried to sabotage his trip to keep others from finding it.

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** By extension of the above, [[spoiler:John Thornton]]. Killed in the book by natives, a band of Yeehat warriors (a fictional Native American tribe), killed in the film by a delusional Hal, who assumes [[spoiler:John]] has been holding out with regard to a secret stash of Yukon gold and tried to sabotage his trip to keep others from finding it.


The film stars Creator/HarrisonFord as John Thornton, Creator/DanStevens as Hal, Creator/OmarSy as Perrault, Creator/KarenGillan as Mercedes and Creator/BradleyWhitford as Judge Miller. Buck the dog is a [[ComputerGeneratedImages CGI]] character to render him more expressive and have him do elaborate stunts.

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The film stars Creator/HarrisonFord as John Thornton, Creator/DanStevens as Hal, Creator/OmarSy as Perrault, Creator/KarenGillan as Mercedes and Creator/BradleyWhitford as Judge Miller. Buck the dog is a [[ComputerGeneratedImages CGI]] character (reference acted by Terry Notary and animated by Creator/MovingPictureCompany) to render him more expressive and have him do elaborate stunts.

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* DemotedToExtra: Charles and Mercedes. Combined, the two of them probably don't have as many lines as Hal does, their ownership of the dogs take up perhaps ten minutes of the movie, and it's never even mentioned whether they died or just gave up and went home.


** In the book Charles and Mercedes consistently mistreat the dogs and ignore Thornton's attempts to help them, with Mercedes constantly riding in the sledding and adding to the heavy weight even as there's fewer dogs to pull, and they get weaker. In the film, Mercedes does get out of the sled to lighten the load, and she and Charles even help pull the sled up a hill. Charles disagrees with Hal's decision to not feed the dogs. Both of them also give Thornton and his warning more respect and consideration (while showing frustration towards Hal's anger and cruelty), although they still ultimately follow Hal across the creek.
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** In the book Charles and Mercedes consistently mistreat the dogs (with Charles clubbing them several times along with Hal) and ignore Thornton's attempts to help them, with and Mercedes constantly riding rides in the sledding and adding to the heavy weight even as there's fewer dogs to pull, and they get weaker. In the film, Mercedes does get out of the sled to lighten the load, and she and Charles even help pull the sled up a hill. Charles was prepared to hit Buck once when the sled didn't move but seems chagrined after Thornton reveals to them that the problem was their rudders were frozen, and later disagrees with Hal's decision to not feed the dogs. Both of them also give Thornton and his warning more respect and consideration (while showing frustration towards Hal's anger and cruelty), although they still ultimately follow Hal across the creek.
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** Francois and Perrault were better masters than Hal, Charles and Mercedes in the book, but were still willing to discipline the dogs with clubs, allowed the feud between Buck and Spitz instead of remaining obvious to it, and lacked the charming altruism and idealism that their film counterparts have about delivering the mail.
** Spitz is still a harsh Alpha, but he's less murderous than in the book, and much of his initial feud with Buck is driven by some genuine, and irritating mistakes that Buck makes during his first day on the team (although the being said, Spitz bulleis the rest of the team as well).
** Some of the dogs in Buck's team, notably Pike, who in the book is constantly stealing food and cleverly getting Dub blamed for it.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Buck. In the book he put up a substantial fight after being captured, whereas in the film he submits after being clubbed a single time, and actually killed Spitz himself, rather than letting him wander off in defeat.


* AdaptedOut: Thornton's companions Jack and Hans (which makes sense, given how he is TheHermit instead of TheProspector here) and other dogs, Skeet and Nig. Teek and the other dogs that Hal, Mercedes and Charles have in addition to Hal's team. The Yeehat Indian tribe doesn't exist in the film either.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy:
** In the book Charles and Mercedes consistently mistreat the dogs and ignore Thornton's attempts to help them, with Mercedes constantly riding in the sledding and adding to the heavy weight even as there's fewer dogs to pull, and they get weaker. In the film, Mercedes does get out of the sled to lighten the load, and she and Charles even help pull the sled up a hill. Charles disagrees with Hal's decision to not feed the dogs. Both of them also give Thornton and his warning more respect and consideration (while showing frustration towards Hal's anger and cruelty), although they still ultimately follow Hal across the creek.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Hal is a nasty piece of work in the book, but his gold fever doesn't lead to him posing a threat to Thornton there.



* BigDamnHeroes: Buck leaping into the river to save Francoise.



* GenderFlip: Françoise is a man, Francois, in the book.



* SchrodingersCanon: In the novel, Mercedes is Hal's sister and Charles's wife, in the film, it isn't mentioned how the three of them are related (or if they even are at all).



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The film never shows Judge Miller's reaction to having his dog go missing, nor are we told what happened to Hal's human companions after Buck is left with John Thornton.

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* TheWatson: The dogs serve as this for Perrault to talk to about the mail runs. [[AudienceSurrogate Francoise expresses amusement at the notion that they understand this]] at first but [[CharacterDevelopment later she starts doing it herself]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The film never shows Judge Miller's reaction to having his dog go missing, nor are we told what happened to Hal's human companions after Buck is left with John Thornton.


* AdaptationExpansion: In the book, John Thornton was a bit character who just happened to be the last decent person to own Buck before his transition into the wild. In the film, he has the backstory of a divorcee who split from his wife [[spoiler:after their sonís death.]]
* AdvertisedExtra: Of sorts. The trailers advertised the film as an adventure with Buck and John Thornton together. While John is a recurring character before then, itís mot until halfway through the movie that he comes into possession of Buck and their journey actually begins.

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* AdaptationExpansion: In the book, John Thornton was a bit character who just happened to be the last decent person to own Buck before his transition into the wild. In the film, he has the backstory of a divorcee who split from his wife [[spoiler:after their sonís death.]]
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* AdvertisedExtra: Of sorts. The trailers advertised the film as an adventure with Buck and John Thornton together. While John is a recurring character before then, itís mot not until halfway through the movie that he comes into possession of Buck and their journey actually begins.



* BittersweetEnding: As in the book, Buck assimilates into a wolf pack and eventually becomes alpha, but it comes at the cost of [[spoiler:John Thorntonís life.]] Whatís more, John Thornton [[spoiler:dies without getting the chance to reconcile with his wife, who will likely never know what happened to him.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: As in the book, Buck assimilates into a wolf pack and eventually becomes alpha, but it comes at the cost of [[spoiler:John Thorntonís life.]] life]]. Whatís more, John Thornton [[spoiler:dies without getting the chance to reconcile with his wife, who will likely never know what happened to him.]]him]].



** In the book, Hal, his incompetent comrades, and their sled dogs, sans Buck, end up falling through the river ice and drowning, exactly as they were warned would happen. In the film, Hal survives the trip, becomes AxeCrazy, [[spoiler:and seeks vengeance on John,]] only to be thrown into the blaze of a burning cabin by Buck. He also mentions that the other dogs at least escaped into the wilderness, but doesnít acknowledge the fates of his two human companions.
** By extension of the above, [[spoiler:John Thornton.]] Killed in the book by natives, killed in the film by a delusional Hal, who assumes [[spoiler:John]] has been holding out with regard to a secret stash of Yukon gold and tried to sabotage his trip to keep others from finding it.
* TheHermit: The reason John came to the Yukon was to find solitude and peace [[spoiler:following the death of his son.]]

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** In the book, Hal, his incompetent comrades, and their sled dogs, sans Buck, end up falling through the river ice and drowning, exactly as they were warned would happen. In the film, Hal survives the trip, becomes AxeCrazy, [[spoiler:and seeks vengeance on John,]] John]], only to be thrown into the blaze of a burning cabin by Buck. He also mentions that the other dogs at least escaped into the wilderness, but doesnít acknowledge the fates of his two human companions.
** By extension of the above, [[spoiler:John Thornton.]] Thornton]]. Killed in the book by natives, killed in the film by a delusional Hal, who assumes [[spoiler:John]] has been holding out with regard to a secret stash of Yukon gold and tried to sabotage his trip to keep others from finding it.
* TheHermit: The reason John came to the Yukon was to find solitude and peace [[spoiler:following the death of his son.]]son]].

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The film never shows Judge Miller's reaction to having his dog go missing, nor are we told what happened to Hal's human companions after Buck is left with John Thornton.


* DiesDifferentlyInTheAdaptation:

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* BittersweetEnding: As in the book, Buck assimilates into a wolf pack and eventually becomes alpha, but it comes at the cost of [[spoiler:John Thorntonís life.]] Whatís more, John Thornton [[spoiler:dies without getting the chance to reconcile with his wife, who will likely never know what happened to him.]]


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* DiesDifferentlyInTheAdaptation:
** While the lead-up to his death is the same in both, in the book Buck kills the lead dog Spitz personally in a fight between the two. In the film, after being beaten, Spitz wanders off into the wilderness on his own and is never seen again.
** In the book, Hal, his incompetent comrades, and their sled dogs, sans Buck, end up falling through the river ice and drowning, exactly as they were warned would happen. In the film, Hal survives the trip, becomes AxeCrazy, [[spoiler:and seeks vengeance on John,]] only to be thrown into the blaze of a burning cabin by Buck. He also mentions that the other dogs at least escaped into the wilderness, but doesnít acknowledge the fates of his two human companions.
** By extension of the above, [[spoiler:John Thornton.]] Killed in the book by natives, killed in the film by a delusional Hal, who assumes [[spoiler:John]] has been holding out with regard to a secret stash of Yukon gold and tried to sabotage his trip to keep others from finding it.


* BearsAreBadNews: A grizzly bear is menacing towards John Thornton and Buck in the trailer.

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* AdaptationExpansion: In the book, John Thornton was a bit character who just happened to be the last decent person to own Buck before his transition into the wild. In the film, he has the backstory of a divorcee who split from his wife [[spoiler:after their sonís death.]]
* AdvertisedExtra: Of sorts. The trailers advertised the film as an adventure with Buck and John Thornton together. While John is a recurring character before then, itís mot until halfway through the movie that he comes into possession of Buck and their journey actually begins.
* BearsAreBadNews: A grizzly bear is menacing towards Subverted. Buck crosses paths with one more than once while transitioning between John Thornton Thorntonís care and Buck in the trailer.wolf pack into which heís integrated, but it never does anything more than snarl and roar at him.



* TheHermit: In the trailer, John says he "came up here [in the Yukon] because [he] didn't want to be around anyone".

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* TheHermit: In the trailer, The reason John says he "came up here [in came to the Yukon] because [he] didn't want Yukon was to be around anyone". find solitude and peace [[spoiler:following the death of his son.]]


It is due to release on February 21, 2020 as the first film under the 20th Century Studios banner, after Creator/{{Disney}} declared in January that year that "Fox" is to be dropped from the name of Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. Coincidentally, the 1935 film adaptation was the last film released under 20th Century Pictures before they merged with Fox.

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It is due to release released on February 21, 2020 as the first film under the 20th Century Studios banner, after Creator/{{Disney}} declared in January that year that "Fox" is to be dropped from the name of Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. Coincidentally, the 1935 film adaptation was the last film released under 20th Century Pictures before they merged with Fox.


* SerkisFolk: Played with in that Buck the dog is fully CG, though they apparently used real St. Bernards as reference points.

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* SerkisFolk: Played with in that Buck the dog is fully CG, though they apparently used real St. Bernards as reference points.points and human actor Terry Notary as the mocap.

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* SerkisFolk: Played with in that Buck the dog is fully CG, though they apparently used real St. Bernards as reference points.

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'''Previews:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P8R2zAhEwg Trailer]].

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