One Small Hero 1999
PG | 1h 24min | Comedy, Family | 1999 (USA)
A young boy, who has stowed away on a camping trip for the school wilderness club, must use his wits in order to rescue the club from a pair of kidnappers.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for threatening situations and mild language
I found this to be an enjoyable and entertaining movie. As a schoolteacher, I am always glad to find something I can show my students that does not use profanity, have excessive violence, sexual content, or have other things that might be labeled objectionable. The acting is quite good, despite the fact that most of the actors are not well known. They are believable and none of them are show stealers. Particularly interesting is the way in which Joey’s nemesis, Reese, goes back and forth in his views of Joey. There are enough interesting sub-plots like this to keep the viewer interested. Movies of this type seem to be increasingly difficult to come by. “One Young Hero” is truly “family-oriented” and entertains without being sugary.
Director: Jennifer Marchese
Writer: Julie Ferber Frank
Stars: Nathan Kiley, Lindsay Lewis, Robert Schuch
Release Date: 1999 (USA)