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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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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)
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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)
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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G | See all certifications »

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2 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Rover & Daisy  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Rover Dangerfield: [after attacking one of the wolves] That one's for the three little pigs!
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Rover Dangerfield (2010) See more »

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Winter Wonderland
Written by Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard
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A very funny, very well-done animated film!
8 December 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie did not get the recognition it deserved. I remember it played in the theatres for 2 or 3 weeks then went to video. That's a shame because it is actually really good. It's the story of Rover, a boozing, gambling Bassett hound (voiced by Rodney Dangerfield, of course) who has Las Vegas in the palm of his hand, er, paw. Cavorting with showgirl dogs by night and sleeping off hangovers by day makes him one contented pooch. However, trouble comes one night when a thug believes Rover is a witness to a crime. Rover is thrown into a bag and tossed over Hoover Dam to drown. But our hero escapes, floats down river and winds up on a farm!

This is where the humor and charm of the movie lies, and Rodney Dangerfield's classic schtick works perfectly as Rover tries in vain to assimilate himself into the dull farm life. Of course valuable life lessons will be learned amidst the humor.

This was a very good attempt at trying to make an animated film suited for adults, instead of the usual kiddie stuff that is released. That's not to say that kids couldn't enjoy this film too, but it's aimed at adults, with Rodney Dangerfield's brand of humor in some cases going over the heads of children. Unfortunately, the film didn't do well, and few attempts have been made since to target adults with animation. Rent this movie if you want to see an animated film that's a bit different from everything else out there, and especially if you are a Rodney Dangerfield fan. The jokes are funny, the animation topnotch and even the musical numbers are done well. This should have been a bigger hit than it was.


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