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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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You'll laugh! You'll sing! You'll dance! You'll sit up and beg for more! 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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Did You Know?


When Rover sees the roses that he gives Connie as her birthday present, you can see directly behind him on the wall a picture of Rodney Dangerfield under the words: Appearing Now. Rodney Dangerfield is the voice of Rover and he wrote the story for the movie. 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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Not a great movie, but not a piece of crud either
22 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of animated movies and of animated shows, so I was interested in seeing Rover Dangerfield despite hearing from most people it was bad or mediocre. And mostly, while it is nothing great, I liked it.

The film is too short I feel, I personally think the film could have done with an extra 5-8 minutes. The story does have its charms, and the idea really intrigued me, but some scenes are static and move along a little too slowly. Also there are some inconsistencies such as the business with Rocky and Connie about the birthday party that could have been perhaps avoided had the film been longer. The voice acting is mostly good, but I too did not like the farm boy who was annoying and Ned Luke's delivery ranged from just decent to horrid. And some of the characters could have done with more personality, Rover Dangerfield(who had plenty of it), Daisy, Connie and Rocky excepted.

Of the voice acting, Rodney Dangerfield definitely steals the show, his voice is very distinctive and the delivery is great, often classic. Of the support cast, Susan Boyd is really quite lovely, likewise with Shawn Southwick, but Sal Landi as Rocky shows the most consistency. The animation mostly is good, with colours that don't look too flat and some of the background art is more than decent. And most of the characters are not too bad to look at either. The music and songs are not timeless classics, nor are they painful. I for one found them memorable and quite nice, especially Never Do it on a Christmas Tree. A vast majority of the time, the script works as well, Dangerfield's asides are funny, witty and perhaps even raunchy at times, even if some of the support characters could have had more to say.

In conclusion, not great, not crud. 6/10 Bethany Cox

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