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Rover Dangerfield (1991)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daisy (voice)
Eddie (voice)
Raffles (voice)
Connie (voice)
Danny (voice)
Rocky (voice)
Tom Williams ...
Coyote / Rooster (voice)
Chris Latta ...
Big Boss / Coyote / Sparky / Wolf / Horse (voice) (as Chris Collins)
Gangster / Animal (voice) (as Robert Bergen)
Count (voice)
Mugsy / Bruno (voice)
Bert Kramer ...
Max (voice)
Champ (voice)
Ralph Monaco ...
Truck Driver (voice)


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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Rodney Dangerfield is Rover, a big city hound who trades bright lights for barnyard laughs! See more »


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Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rover & Daisy  »

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1.85 : 1
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Was conceived in the late 1980s and originally set for a December 1988 release. See more »


[about playing fetch]
Rover Dangerfield: He throws a stick, you run and get it, you bring it back and he throws it again! I don't get it! I mean, what's the point?
Raffles: Because it makes them happy and it gives them lots of exercise
Rover Dangerfield: If they want exercise, let them run and get it.
Raffles: So what should I do?
Rover Dangerfield: It's very simple. You do nothing.
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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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