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Fly Away Home


Carroll Ballard has only made six films in almost forty years, and four of them are very, very good. This one is good fun, and dramatizes the way a man taught a flock of Canada geese to follow him in an ultra-light aircraft. I worked with Carroll for a while on a project that never got beyond the development stage, and I can say he is a swell guy, and really the best there is at making intelligent family nature films like this, and The Black Stallion and Never Cry Wolf. If you haven’t seen all of them, do yourself a favor and take a look, along with another one, Wind.