The umpteenth dramatization of Jack London's primordial sled-dog novel has some intriguing casting choices, but doesn't do much to lead the pack.
During the Gold Rush of the late 1800s miners clamor for big, resilient dogs to tackle the Arctic snows. So it is that Buck, a pet on an idyllic Sacramento estate, is literally dognapped, clubbed into snarling obediance, taken up North and sold to Yukon mail-carrier Perrault (Luc Morissette).
While in the care of this firm but fair master, Buck adapts to the brutality of the frontier, finally killing another dog for leadership of the sled team. Perrault sells Buck to Charles (Burke Lawrence) and Mercedes (Bronwen Booth...