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Rover Dangerfield (1991)

A Vegas show dog gets ditched in the sticks and ends up working on a farm.

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Eddie (voice)
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Raffles (voice)
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Connie (voice)
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Danny (voice)
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Rocky (voice)
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Chris Latta ...
Big Boss / Coyote / Sparky / Wolf / Horse (voice) (as Chris Collins)
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Gangster / Animal (voice) (as Robert Bergen)
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Count (voice)
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Mugsy / Bruno (voice)
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Max (voice)
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Champ (voice)
Ralph Monaco ...
Truck Driver (voice)
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Rover, a street-smart dog owned by a Las Vegas showgirl is dumped off Hoover Dam by the showgirl's boyfriend. Rather than drowning, Rover winds up in your basic idyllic farm in a classic city-boy-in-country shtick. Written by Felix Lee <flee@teleport.com>

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You'll laugh! You'll sing! You'll dance! You'll sit up and beg for more! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rover & Daisy  »

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Trivia

Was conceived in the late 1980s and originally set for a December 1988 release. See more »

Quotes

Rover Dangerfield: Where's Flappy?
Queenie: Carmine fired him. He couldn't remember the routines.
Rover Dangerfield: Oh, I saw that coming. Flappy was dumb. Yeah, he used to walk backwards and wag his head. I mean dumb! Carmine taught him to sit, he forgot how to stand! And when Carmine paper-trained him, that was something. He went right on the paper. The only trouble is, Carmine was reading it!
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Features Rabbit Seasoning (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

I Found a Four-Leaf Clover When I Met Rover
Music by Rodney Dangerfield and Billy Tragesser
Lyrics by Rodney Dangerfield and Billy Tragesser
Performed by Susan Boyd
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Slow but Sweet Natured
8 July 2000 | by (West Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Although the film suffers a bit from slow pacing and doesn't contain the technical magic of a Disney feature, it still retains a surprising sweetness. The story is centered entirely on the famous Dangerfield stage persona; and translating the comedian's raunchy material into an anthropomorphized lovable pooch must have been no small task. Visually, the artists make strong use of colors and shadings to reinforce mood, although many scenes lack zest and are just too static. Story-wise, I rate the film above-average for its warmth and low-key humor. Children these days are only interested in the hyperactive action of Pokemon, but the littlest ones will likely be charmed. "Rover Dangerfield" may look flat when held up to "Dinosaur" but it's certainly got more heart. 7 out of 10.


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