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FULL SYNOPSIS

The story of an intelligent, heroic collie and his young owner, previously featured in numerous films and a successful 1950s television series, was updated for the 1990s in this family feature. This time, Lassie is determined to help a cynical city boy named Matt (Thomas Guiry), who turns even more resentful when his family relocates to a small town in rural Virginia. Soon after this move, a bright collie enters the family's life and winds up with the name Lassie because of the television show, which Matt's younger sister (Brittany Boyd) watches passionately. Lassie sets out to cheer Matt up and introduce him to the wonders of nature, while also helping the family stand its ground against rich, unpleasant neighbors. There are also run-ins with vicious wild animals and a daring rescue over river rapids, but the main focus remains on the emotional relationship between Matt and the dog, a story that will seem old-fashioned and charming to some viewers while familiar and sentimental to others. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast

Tom Guiry
as Matthew Turner
Helen Slater
as Laura Turner
Jon Tenney
as Steve Turner
Brittany Boyd
as Jennifer Turner
Frederic Forrest
as Sam Garland
Richard Farnsworth
as Len Collins
Michelle Williams
as April
Charlie Hofheimer
as Jim Garland
Rick Warner
as Timid Neighbor
Jordan Young
as Smoking Boy
Yvonne Brisendine
as Mrs. Jarman
Gretchen Rennell
Joe Inscoe
as Pete Jarman
Lassie the Dog

Crew

Daniel Petrie
Director
Lorne Michaels
Producer
Michael Rachmil
Producer
Matthew Jacobs
Screenwriter
Gary Ross
Screenwriter
Stacy Brownrigg
Musical Direction/Supervision
Basil Poledouris
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Mirkovich
Editor
Paul Peters
Production Designer
David Crank
Art Director
Barnaby Thompson
Co-producer
Dinah Minot
Co-producer
Ingrid Price
Costume Designer
Gretchen Rennell
Casting
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