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Lassie (1994)

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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Jim Garland
Jody Smith Strickler ...
Mildred Garland
Margaret Peery ...
Mrs. Parker
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Earnest Poole Jr. ...
Highway Patrolman #1
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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

Anna Chlumsky turned down a role in this film. 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 »

Quotes

Matthew Turner: This dog stinks.
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Connections

Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Chainsaw Flower Hymn
Written by Merlin
Performed by Merlin
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A bit corny, but nice
1 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, I'm a sap, but there were a couple of places where this movie really tugged at my heartstrings. There were some almost inevitable Lassie-type scenes, but it was fun getting to see Lassie act like a Collie for once.

One thing that I noticed missing from the credits was Robert Weatherwax's name. Without Robert Weatherwax's training, the amazing things that this Lassie does would not be possible. As a dog trainer myself, I recognize the difficulty that accompanies training dogs to do even simple behaviors, so I think that he should be acknowledged.

One thing that made me laugh, though, was the kid's comment about getting another kind of dog for sheep dog: a (German) Shepherd or EVEN A LAB. (Caps mine, from horrified amazement) If a Labrador retriever can herd, the canine star of this movie can give birth to puppies. I'm sure that the problem was that the writer didn't want to say "border COLLIE or Bearded COLLIE or Australian SHEPHERD, but why not "Corgi," or "Sheltie," or "Tervuren?" There's an entire Herding/Pastoral group out there, people! A Lab . . . *rolls eyes*


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