Lassie (Also Known As: El regreso de Lassie) is an adventure film directed by Daniel Petrie and written by Eric Knight (character of Lassie), Matthew Jacobs. It released on 22 July 1994 (USA). The film stars Helen Slater, Tom Guiry, Jon Tenney. The dog everyone loves now leaps into the '90s in this all-new exciting, updated version of Lassie! Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia.