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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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 ...
Sheridan Gayr ...
Peggy
Luke Rossi ...
Jimbo
Dick Arnold ...
Farmer Steele
Lyn Tyrrell ...
Mrs. Steele
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Gary Taylor ...
Bob Stauffer
Corey Gunnestad ...
Teen in Uniform
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During World War II, Chips, a family's pet dog is misbehaving and with very little options, they decide to send him to the Army for their canine corps. He is assigned to a soldier named Danny who doesn't have many friends. They become an effective team. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Adventure | Drama | Family | War

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24 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Chips - krigshunden  »

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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: [Sternly to Chips, as he was eyeing a canary, of a lady, carrying a canary, bus was coming in to the bus route, but quietly to others, on bus] Don't even think about it!
[Chips turns his head, from looking at the canary, back to Danny Stauffer after heaing his command & it is the movie's final verbal remark, then the Closing Credits begin]
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Edited into Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012) See more »

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A must see, have the kleenex handy
11 April 2002 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is very under-rated. A fictional film based on historical events, it shines as a comedy, drama, and tear-jerker. It focuses on one dog during W.W. 2, but speaks volumes of how all the dogs were treated after their service in the war. The dogs were striped of the medals they so richly earned! It doesn't just use German Shepherds either, it uses a variety of breeds, each suited to a unique talent, just like they did in real life.

I would recommend this film to anyone, even those who think they wouldn't like it -- its great and should have been recognized by one of the award groups but it was not (kind of fitting in a way).


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