GenreFamily, Adventure Duration CountryUnited States
WriterEric Knight, Matthew Jacobs, Gary Ross Release dateJuly 22, 1994 (1994-07-22) ScreenplayEric Knight, Gary Ross, Matthew Jacobs, Elizabeth Anderson CastTom Guiry (Matthew Turner), Helen Slater (Laura Turner), Jon Tenney (Steve Turner), Brittany Boyd (Jennifer Turner), Frederic Forrest (Sam Garland), Richard Farnsworth (Len Collins) Similar moviesLassie Come Home, Hills of Home, The Sun Comes Up, John Wick, Back to the Future, Max
TaglineBest Friends Are Forever
Lassie 1994 trailer
Lassie is a 1994 American adventure family film directed by Daniel Petrie and featuring the fictional collie Lassie.
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The Turner family moves from the big city (Baltimore, Maryland) to the rural countryside in Tazewell County, Virginia, hoping to start a new life. The move creates problems for everyone, especially 13-year-old Matt (Tom Guiry), who feels lost and alone in his new surroundings, and still has not come to terms with his father's remarriage after his mother's death. But with the help of a stray Collie dog named Lassie that the family takes in, Matt learns to adjust to his surroundings, and his family situation, and the two form an unbreakable bond.
However, as his father's planned job falls through, Matt with help from his grandfather, helps convince the family to start up a sheep farm. While the Turners get to work, a ruthless neighbor and wealthy sheep farmer, Sam Garland, will stop at nothing to prevent them from succeeding, because it means that they will be occupying some grazing land that he's used in the past. In addition, Sam has two sons, Josh and Jim Garland who attend school with Matt. Both boys dislike Matt, but Josh's hatred mainly stems from jealousy because a fellow student April Porter, whom Josh likes, is more interested in Matt.
Eventually Sam, with the help of his sons and henchmen, steals the Turner's new sheep herd, and kidnaps Lassie. However, she manages to escape, and she and Matt manage to claim their sheep back. However Josh and Jim catch up to them, and in the ensuing scuffle Josh finds himself struggling in a raging river, heading for a huge waterfall. Matt manages to rescue him, but is unable to save himself. Lassie then rescues Matt, but ends up going over the waterfall herself, to everyone's dismay. Sam, after learning that Matt had saved his son, Josh's life, apologizes for his actions and for Lassie's demise. However, Lassie manages to survive the waterfall, and although weakened, she returns home not too long afterwards.
Howard as Lassie
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 Porter
Joe Inscoe as Pete Jarman
Yvonne Brisendine as Mrs. Jarman
Clayton Barclay Jones as Josh Garland
Charlie Hofheimer as Jim Garland
Jody Smith Strickler as Mildred Garland
Margaret Peery as Mrs. Parker
David Bridgewater as Customer
Earnest Poole, Jr. as Highway Patrolman #1
Jeffrey H. Gray as Highway Patrolman #2
Robert B. Brittain as Grommet Fireman
Rick Warner as Timid Neighbor
Kelly L. Edwards as Smoking Girl
Jordan Young as Smoking Boy
Katie Massa as College Student
Lassie was primarily filmed in Tazewell, Virginia, although most river scenes were filmed at or near Sandstone Falls near Hinton, West Virginia.
Lassie was released to positive reviews. As of December 2013, the film holds a "fresh" rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 15 reviews.