As a teenager has difficulty coping with his mother's remarriage, he finds and nurses back to health a German Shepherd, but keeps him a secret for fear that his stepfather would return him to his original owner.

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Fourteen-year-old Chris is haunted by the death of his father and resentful of his stepfather Cal. He befriends a lost dog and names it Smoke, but tries to keep it a secret for fear Cal will take the dog away. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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1 February 1970 (USA)  »

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Smoke - Sein bester Freund  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Chris: [Angrily to his mother and Cal when he realizes he has to give up Smoke] You think that one dog is just as good as another just like one husband is just as good as another.
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Good Teen Film
27 March 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Thanks to a well written screenplay by John Furia, Jr., based on William Corbin's novel, "Smoke" emerges as an above average tv production.

Sixteen-year-old Ron Howard captures the essence of his 14-year-old character, Chris Long, a boy suffering from the loss of his father and coping with his stepfather, Cal, sensitively played by Earl Holliman.

Jacqueline Scott as Chris' mother rounds out a trio of deeply felt portrayals. The title belongs to a German shepherd, who also does some impressive work.

Audiences of 8-17 should especially appreciate this drama, which can nicely serve as a family film.


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