Another, what is this movie?

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  1. Ross Williams

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    Family of four is out in the middle of the wilderness. Son and daughter are outside playing. Mother and father are inside their RV making lunch or something. The brakes go out(?), the RV goes off a cliff, leaving the two kids lost. The movie is about them trying to find their way home.

    Very similiar to Walkabout. I believe it was made during the 80's. Anyone?
     
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    I don't have the answer, but I remember that. I've wondered what it was, too.
     
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    From the searches I've been doing, it seems there was a Simpsons episode that parodied this movie. "Call of the Simpsons." If that's accurate, maybe a Simpsons fan who knows a little background could help.
     
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    Ok, so it isn't Call of the Simpsons, Call of the Wild or the Wilderness Family. [​IMG]
    Just a really wild guess here, because I didn't see the first one, but this wasn't the series of movies with the two kids annd the alien spacecraft that showed up at the end of one of them? I think there was an accident in a tunnel involving one or more squad cars too.
    Glenn
     
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    That sounds like The Earthling with Ricky Schroder and William Holden.
    If it is, it was just little Ricky that witnessed his folks reverse their RV off a cliff. He had no sister. William Holden is the guy, on walkabout and dying of cancer, that he encounters in the outback and helps him find his way out.
     
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    Yeah, it must have been The Earthling. I was probably thinking of the brother and sister from Walkabout. Been a long, long time since I've seen this one. I'll have to track it down somewhere.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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