PG | | Adventure, Drama
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.
A majority of the film was shot in 1985, but to capitalize on a narration of the story, the scenes involving Sean Astin narrating the film were shot in 1987.
This wasn't on the itinerary.
On the evening of the first night's campout, Vic points out the constellation Orion low in the sky and tells a story relating to it. However Orion is not visible in late summer at the latitude they were supposed be at until early morning, around 4 am.
At the very end of the credits, instead of a Columbia Pictures logo, there's a text that reads: "THIS IS THE END," with the word "THIS" underlined.
$122,934 (USA) (12 July 1987)