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Lassie (1994)

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The dog everyone loves now leaps into the '90s in this all-new exciting, updated version of Lassie! Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little ... See full summary »

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Matthew Turner (as Thomas Guiry)
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Laura Turner
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Steve Turner
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Jennifer Turner
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Sam Garland
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Len Collins
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April Porter
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Pete Jarman
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Mrs. Jarman (as Yvonne Brisendine)
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Josh Garland
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Mildred Garland
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The dog everyone loves now leaps into the '90s in this all-new exciting, updated version of Lassie! Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little Jennifer and teenager Matt - leaves the city for the wilds of Virginia. The move creates problems for everyone, especially Matt, who feels lost and alone in his new surroundings. Fortunately, the Turners are helped by a homeless collie who becomes part of their lives - and Matt does a lot of growing up as a result of the dog's unflinching loyalty. Watch the extraordinary collie protect Matt from a snarling wolf, rescue him from a raging waterfall or just nuzzle up for affection, and you'll know Lassie is more than a story of a boy and his dog - it's the story of a boy and the most remarkable dog in the world! Written by Anonymous

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Best friends are forever.

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Family | Adventure

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Rated PG for some pre-teen mischief, mild language and suspenseful action | See all certifications »

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22 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Lassie: Best Friends are forever  »

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$9,979,683 (USA)
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Trivia

Film debut of Michelle Williams. See more »

Goofs

Right after moving to the house in the Shenandoah Valley, the step mom plays a single record on the record player - The Beatles' "In My Life." Although it appeared on "Rubber Soul," it was never released as a 45 rpm. See more »

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Matthew Turner: This dog stinks.
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Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

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a major disappointment
8 January 2006 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

As a fan of all things 'Lassie', I looked forward to watching this film in 1994, and at the end of it all, I regret to say that I was disappointed. I guess that I was expecting this film to be old-fashioned. However, this is a modern version of 'Lassie', and the children in this film enjoy the types of activities that children enjoy (at this time in 1994). Lassie is able to convert them, however, to a more old-fashioned and slower paced lifestyle. The film did little to engage me, and I do not think it worked well as a modern story. I cannot see older children wanting to see this film, and it seemed that is was targeted more to older children because of the age of the children in this film. If you want to watch a 'Lassie' film, then I suggest the classic 'Lassie Come Home' or watch the old series of 'Jeff's Collie' or 'Lassie'.


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