Captains Courageous (1996)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Rudyard Kipling's classic novel is re-told in this made-for-television adaptation. Robert Urich stars as Troop, the captain of a schooner who rescues a child (Kenny Vadas) after he falls overboard from a passing ship. The boy -- a spoiled, orphaned, rich kid -- learns valuable lessons about life and the sea as Captain Troop and his son make him earn his passage on their vessel.

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captain [military], child, life-changes, orphan, rescue, ship