Movie Preview: “The Great Alaskan Race” recounts the legend that led to The Iditarod

It’s become common knowledge, largely thanks to a cartoon that generations of children have seen — “Balto.”

If you walk through Central Park in New York, you can see the well-rubbed (for luck) bronze statue of “Balto” in tribute to the dogs who did the unthinkable back in the 1920s.

No, the dogs didn’t actually talk, but the tale of the Nome, Alaska diptheria outbreak and the town’s rescue by serum delivered in an epic sled dog trek is essentially true.

This version stars Brian Presley, Brad Leland, Treat Williams, Henry Thomas, Brea Bree, and Bruce Davison and opens Oct. 25.


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