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Chips, the War Dog (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Family  -  24 March 1990 (USA)
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Misfits Danny Stauffer and Chips (a chicken-chasing German shepherd) are teamed up in the Army's "Dogs for Defense" program during WWII.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Douglas ...
Danny Stauffer
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Mitch Wilson
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Smythe
Robert Miranda ...
Sgt. Rust
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Kathy Lloyd
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Col. Charnley
Coby Scheldt ...
Jim Hastings
Juli Morser ...
Mrs. Hastings
Sheridan Gayr ...
Peggy
Luke Rossi ...
Jimbo
Dick Arnold ...
Farmer Steele
Lyn Tyrrell ...
Mrs. Steele
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Sheriff
Gary Taylor ...
Bob Stauffer
Corey Gunnestad ...
Teen in Uniform
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Misfits Danny Stauffer and Chips (a chicken-chasing German shepherd) are teamed up in the Army's "Dogs for Defense" program during WWII.

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Adventure | Drama | Family | War

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Chips - krigshunden  »

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Trivia

Features the concluding scene from Donald Gets Drafted (1942) (Donald cutting potatoes). See more »

Goofs

In the first dog-feeding scene, a soldier gives a dog named Hercules a bowl of food. Hercules' dog house has a sign that says "Hercules" on it. In a following scene, Smythe gives Hercules a dog treat, and he's in a different dog house, without the name sign. In the rest of the shots, he's in the original dog house with the name sign. See more »

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Danny Stauffer: Private Stauffer, reporting for doggy duty, sir.
Kathy Lloyd: Doggy duty?
[stunned voice and look, over her face, after hearing his remark]
Kathy Lloyd: Is that how you see this program?
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Features Donald Gets Drafted (1942) See more »

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True War Dog Hero--Disney Style
9 July 2002 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

This movie is a great Disney classic. Chips was indeed a real war hero. In the movie, Chips is a purebred German Shepherd Dog, but the real Chips was a mixed breed. The dogs are good actors and well trained, accurately portraying the dogs through several stages of training all the way to becoming war dogs.

Both Danny and Chips have been created as believable and enjoyable characters and it is fun to watch as their friendship develops. It is great that Disney made a tribute to these oft-forgotten war heroes. A family film well worth seeing.


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