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After a selfish NYC street urchin discovers his friends are to be sold into servitude, he's thrown from a train in 1872 Wyoming and suddenly is faced with rivers, trees, Indians, mountain men, and kidnappers. He finds his true self by losing everything, then puts his life on the line to save his friends.
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Family adventure about Todd McCoy, a twelve-year-old street orphan in NYC, 1872, and how he and his friends are taken out west on the "Orphan Train" to settle with upstanding families, only to find they are being kidnapped by the unscrupulous Antoine Biggs. When Todd discovers Biggs’ plan, he’s thrown off the train in the wilds of Wyoming. He’s rescued by an Indian boy and nursed back to health by Ol' Jack, the mountain man, and his bear cub pet. The seeds of a new life germinate in these relationships, as Todd learns new ways to survive away from a city. When Ol’ Jack is severely injured rescuing the boys from unscrupulous bear hunters, Todd is forced back on his quest to save his friends and Ol’ Jack. He arrives in Denver and joins forces with twelve-year-old William Bonney, AKA Billy the Kid. Through cleverness and wile, Todd succeeds in rescuing the children, and bringing himself, his future girlfriend, and Ol' Jack together into a promising family.