A South African boy named Xan (Alexander Michaeletos) and his father (Campbell Scott) rescue an orphaned baby cheetah, which they name Duma, the Swahili word for cheetah. Before they can release the now nearly grown cat to the wild, Xan’s father dies. Xan runs away on his dad’s motorcycle, Duma in the sidecar, to return Duma to the mountains where he was born. On their risky journey they meet a suspicious man. Will he help? Directed by the brilliant Carroll Ballard, who also helmed Never Cry Wolf, The Black Stallion and Fly Away Home.