The story of a young woman and an older man, who were stranded in the Yukon wilderness for 49 days and survived by eating melted snow.
'Made for TV movie is based on a true story. The film tells the story of a religious freak (Ed Asner) and a free loving girl (Sally Struthers) who crash their plane in the Yukon wilderness and have to survive for 49 days. This film makes the fatal mistake of having a downright horrid screenplay that gives us two very annoying characters and makes us stay with them for 75-minutes. The first thirty-minutes is nothing more than Asner preachers and going on religious spells while Struthers acts stupid and says one dumb comment after another. Struthers voice over narration is among the worst I've ever heard and what she says is just downright silly. The screenplay usually just centers on them talking and it never really gets the wilderness involved, which is a shame as some of the visuals are quite good. The film starts to pick up during the second half when the two start talking about normal things but by then it's way too late because the movie is almost over. Asner is decent in his role but Struthers is pretty bad from start to finish as it seems she thinks she's playing Gloria from All in the Family.'
Director: Lawrence Schiller
Writers: Rita Lakin (teleplay), Helen Klaben Kahn (from the book by)
Edward Asner ... Ralph Flores
Sally Struthers ... Helen Klaben
Milton Selzer ... Glen Sanders
Hagan Beggs ... Jeff Lawson
Maria Hernandes ... Sheryl Flores
Claudine Melgrave ... Mrs. Flores
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Fedyk ... Party Guest
Alexander Fedyk ... Eldest Flores Son
Carlos Fedyk ... Party Guest
Michael Fedyk ... Party Guest
Jim Fortier ... Party Guest