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The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  17 December 1976 (USA)
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A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

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Raymond
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Brian Daniels
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Adm. Brenner
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Freddie (as Dick Bakalyan)
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Howie Clemmings
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Prof. Whatley
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Sequel to the 1959 movie about a boy who gets turned into a dog because of an ancient ring which some say is cursed. Today the boy, Wilby Daniels is a grown man, a lawyer and with a family. When they're robbed and Wilby tries to report it to police but only gets the run around, he decides to run for District Attorney or D.A. Because he believes that the current D.A. John Slade is not only doing his job but is on the take. When Daniels publicly denounces Slade, Slade decides to try and get something on him. And he might have found it when the ring that turned him into a dog when he was a boy is stolen from the museum and when the words inside are read, he turns into a dog. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A real shaggy dog story. The only candidate with a LAW DEGREE and a PEDIGREE! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Final film of director Robert Stevenson. See more »

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When Tim brings the dog into the bar for the second time he pulls a barstool out for the dog. A crew member's hand is clearly visible grabbing hold of it at the bottom to keep it steady. See more »

Quotes

Wilby Daniels: Did you hear what I said?
Betty Daniels: Yes, I did. And we're just going to pretend that you never said it.
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The Shaggy D.A.
Sung by Dean Jones
Written by Shane Tatum and Richard McKinley
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Another hirsute dilemma
14 July 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Typical Disney 70's fare with the usual cast (Jones, Conway, Wynn) associated with the studio at the time, here focusing on the kid from the original "Shaggy Dog" 1959 movie, all grown up (Jones) and still having issues with his canine transformations. Crooked senator Wynn is determined to get his hands on the magic ring that will enable the metamorphosis, but predictably, the old dog has a few new tricks up his sleeve to counter every attempt.

Conway plays the ice-cream vendor caught up in the calamities, Vic Tayback as a racketeer in cahoots with Wynn, and Dick Van Patten has a minor role as Wynn's chauffeur. The sultry Suzanne Pleshette plays Jones' domestic retreat, despite having little to offer the film, still adds a much needed spark.

No surprises, it's inoffensive (a bit of gun-play, but no actual violence) slapstick comedy that would appeal to the young family audience.


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