Smoke (1970)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Family, Drama  |  1 February 1970 (USA)
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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 <>

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Release Date:

1 February 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smoke - Sein bester Freund  »

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Sound Mix:

(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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A very moving production
13 April 2000 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

This film works on three levels; it is a boy and his dog story, a story of a boy's coming of age and a story of the relationship between the boy and his stepfather. The standout performances here are Ron Howard as Chris, a boy struggling to cope with the loss of his father; and Earl Holliman as Cal, the stepfather who wants badly to be accepted by Chris. Shug Fisher and Jacqueline Scott also are quite good, as is the dog star. (I love dogs.) There are some excellent scenes in this film, and the story will move you. This one will stay with you long after it is over.

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