White Fang Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ethan Hawke

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of White Fang

Jack is a young man from San Francisco who travels to Alaska to claim his late father's settlement. He is there with his dad's friend Alex. Later, they reach a native camp where Jack meets White Fang, a half-wolf, half-dog creature that befriends him. In a bear attack, White Fang saves Jack and he is grateful. The wolf and Jack part ways, Jack continues the journey while White Fang is traded to a mean man who uses him for dog fighting. In one of the fights, Jack intervenes and rescues him. He and the animal live on his land and start prospecting for gold. Jack also begins to re-domesticate White Fang and rehabilitate him. When one of the dog fighter's men happen upon them they plan their revenge and try to rob them. Jack and the wolf defend themselves and the men are soon arrested. Jack must now return to San Francisco and leave the wolf where it belongs. But on the ship, Jack has a change of heart and comes back to the land, where White Fang returns to him.
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Best part of story, including ending: The special friendship of a young boy and his "dog" who'll love him unconditionally.

Best scene in story: When Jack re-trains White Fang to trust him.

Opinion about the main character: He is struggling with this new aspect of his life, rejecting it at first and soon embraces it.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Script Analysis of White Fang

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   dog

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Alaska Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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