Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Written by: Matthew Jacobs, Gary Ross, Elizabeth Anderson, Eric Knight (character of Lassie)
Other cast: Thomas Guiry, Helen Slater, Jon Tenney, Brittany Boyd, Richard Farnsworth
Release date: July 22, 1994
Running time: 94 mins
The story of an intelligent, heroic collie and his young owner, previously featured in numerous films and a successful 1950s television series, was updated for the 1990s in this family feature. A cynical city boy named Matt turns even more resentful when his family relocates to a small town in rural Virginia. Soon after the move, a bright collie enters the family's life and winds up with the name Lassie. Lassie sets out to cheer Matt up and introduce him to the wonders of nature, while also helping the family stand its ground against rich, unpleasant neighbors.
• Filmed on location in West Virginia and Virginia.
• For her performance in this movie, Michelle was nominated for a Young Artist award for “Best Performance by a Young Actress Co-Starring in a Motion Picture”.