Unless you're a youngster with a Robinson Crusoe
fixation or parents who want a wilderness survival guide for their child, A CRY IN THE WILD will surely disappoint.
Disturbed by the divorce of his parents (Pamela Sue Martin and Stephen Meadows), Brian (Jared Rushton) has become a sullen child not really looking forward to spending the summer with his father. Seeing him off on his flight, his mom presents him with a nifty hatchet but Brian is more interested
in his Walkman. (In the film's biggest plot flaw, Brian's mother entrusts her pride-and-joy to a crusty veteran pilot (Ned Beatty) who has "drinking problem" written all over his splotchy face.) Up in...