True Heart

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True Heart
Directed by Catherine Cyran
Produced by Jeffrey D. Ivers
Brad Krevoy
R.J. Murillo
Steve Stabler
Written by Catherine Cyran
Starring Kirsten Dunst
Zachery Ty Bryan
Music by Eric Allaman
Cinematography Christopher Baffa
Edited by Michael Schweitzer
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date
  • June 15, 1999 (1999-06-15) (US)
Running time
92 min

True Heart is a 1997 American adventure film, starring Kirsten Dunst as Bonnie and Zachery Ty Bryan as Sam.

It tells the story of a brother and sister who survive a plane crash that strands them in the Canadian wilderness in British Columbia, they are rescued by an Aboriginal man named Khonanesta (August Schellenberg) who claims there are "bad people" (a group of poachers) in the forest and tells them they must get away. He leads them on a trip through the wilderness away from poachers to find their parents.

In an astronomical error the Aboriginal draws a star map with the end stars of the handle of the Big Dipper (he calls it the Big Bear) pointing to the North Star at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper (he calls it the Little Bear); in fact the stars on the far side of the bowl of the Big Dipper are the pointers to the North Star.

DVD & Movie Guide gave the movie three-and-a-half stars, saying that it was "perfect for family viewing".[1]


  1. ^ Martin, Mick; Porter, Marsha (2005). DVD & Video Guide. p. 1160. 

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