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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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Daisy (voice)
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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)
Tom Williams ...
Coyote / Rooster (voice)
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)
Bert Kramer ...
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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Rodney Dangerfield is Rover, a big city hound who trades bright lights for barnyard laughs! See more »


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Rover & Daisy  »

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Rodney Dangerfield performed his lines in front of cameras, creating a visual reference point for the animators to copy his physical expressions. See more »

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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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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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I'd Give Up A Bone For You
Music by Rodney Dangerfield and Billy Tragesser
Lyrics by Rodney Dangerfield and Billy Tragesser
Performed by Rodney Dangerfield
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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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