Gentle Ben: Black Gold

TV Movie
Drama • 2003
In Gentle Ben: Black Gold, the classic adventure that began in Gentle Ben: Terror on the Mountain continues, as a young boy and his buddy, a great black bear, find their spectacular natural habitat threatened by forces they seem powerless to stop.


TV Movie



Original Air Date



Animal Planet


  • Dean Cain
  • Corbin Bernsen
  • Ashley Laurence
  • Reiley McClendon
  • Collin Bernsen
  • Gil Birmingham
  • Jeanne Cooper
This is the majestic high country of tall pines where thirteen-year-old Mark Wedloe (Reiley McClendon, Pearl Harbor) has forged an uncommon friendship with nature’s most tenderhearted bear, Gentle Ben. But also dotting the splendid wilds is a growing assembly of oil fields. Contributing to this “progressive” blight is local landowner, Fog Benson (Golden Globe nominee Corbin Bernsen, Tidal Wave: No Escape), who’s struck a deal with ruthless oilman Cal Stryker (Jack Conley, Johnson County War), to expand their business dangerously close to the Wildlife Preserve. It’s unsettling news for Ranger Jack Wedloe (Dean Cain, The Runaway), Mark’s uncle and surrogate father, who suspects that the sudden ailments afflicting his wild game can be attributed to the hazardous poisoning of the freshwater streams.