|“||We're all of us prospectors up here, eh, Tyler? Scratchin' for that... that one crack in the ground. Never have to scratch again. I'll let you in on a little secret, Tyler: the gold's not in the ground. The gold's not anywhere up here. The real gold is south of 60 - sittin' in livin' rooms, stuck facin' the boob tube, bored to death. Bored to death, Tyler.||„|
|~ Rosie to Tyler.|
Rosie Little is the main antagonist of Disney's 1983 live action film Never Cry Wolf. He is an eccentric bush pilot who wants to conquer the Canadian arctic and is Tyler's former best friend.
He was portrayed by the late Brian Dennehy.
A Canadian biologist named Tyler is assigned by his government to the Lupine Project to determine whether wolves are responsible for the depletion of the caribou population in the Canadian Arctic and hires Rosie Little to take him 300 miles up north. Many of Tyler's supplies are left behind because they weigh down the aircraft, although the biologist manages to sneak aboard 24 cases of beer.
During the flight, as Rosie informs Tyler about how he's an expert in the far north, he realizes that one of the wings of his plane has manfunctioned. Rosie frantically tries to find something to fix the wing until he explains to Tyler that boredom is the problem before heading out to fix the wing. Tyler panics and tries to steer the plane as Rosie manages to get the ice off the wing. Tyler tilts the plane to the right and Rosie nearly falls off. Rosie tells Tyler to veer the other way and Tyler manages to do so. Rosie manages to get back into the plane and start the engine back up before flying over the mountains. Upon arriving at their destination, Rosie carelessly throws Tyler's belongings out on a frozen lake and wishes Tyler good luck before leaving him.
After months of studying two wolves named George and Angeline and befriending a local Inuit named Ootek and his adoptive sone, Mike, Tyler hears gunshots in the distance and discovers Rosie and two companions having a party. Tyler comes by and Rosie is glad to see him, whom he expected to have died in the wilderness. Tyler then asks Rosie if he's seen Ootek, but Rosie brushes it off and offers Tyler to join the party. As Rosie and his companions discuss their plan to build a resort in the wilderness while eating caribou meat, a strong gust of wind blows their canopied table into a nearby lake. After the party, Rosie and his friends load their stuff into their plane and Tyler notices wolf pelts in the plane. Rosie offers to bring Tyler back to civilization, but he refuses and Rosie then suggests on talking it over in a couple of days.
Later, Tyler travels to the wolves' den and notices George and Angeline's pups left all alone in the den. Tyler then hears Rosie's plane flying overhead and he decides to deal with Rosie, suspecting that he killed the two wolves. Rosie's plane lands on a lake and Tyler shouts for Rosie to leave while throwing rocks. As Rosie waves at Tyler, the biologist shoots at the plane and Rosie flies away.
Shortly afterwards, Tyler heads over to Mike's shack and learns that he's heading north for the winter. Tyler then asks Mike about what happened to George and Angeline, to which Mike replies by showing a new set of dentures, revealing that he was the one who killed the two wolves before leaving.